Sustainable Chemistry Alliance announces founding President and CEO

Sarnia, Ontario, Canada – The Sustainable Chemistry Alliance (SCA) announces the appointment of Dr. Murray McLaughlin as its new founding President and Chief Executive Officer. Dr. McLaughlin is a well respected agricultural scientist and policy maker who has extensive experience in business development and venture capital financing. He will also serve on the Alliance’s Board … Read More

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Bluewater Power boosting methane recovery for electricity

From CHOK 103.9 The Provincial Environment Ministry flashes the green light on the region’s latest alternative power initiative. Municipally-owned Bluewater Power is about to boost its methane-recovery capacity at the former Blackwell Landfill. Tim Vanderheide, of Bluewater Power, says output to the grid will peak at about 14 hundred kilowatts.

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Research park launches pilot bioindustrial plant

By Tyler Kula, The Observer The UWO Research Park in Sarnia is launching a pilot plant to turn agricultural waste into useful products. When the Bioindustrial Innovation Centre opens by next summer it will feature pyrolysis machines that incinerate corn husks, pepper refuse and soybean stalks at high temperatures. “Eventually, this will become like a … Read More

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Alternatives studied at Ontario Power Generation

From CHOK Radio  www.chok.com Ontario Power Generation has been given the “all-clear” to begin bio-mass testing at Courtright. Company Spokesperson Steve Repergel says they’ve received a “certificate of approval” from the Provincial Environment Ministry.Repergel says the test program at Lambton Generating Station does not use food crops. Bio-mass testing is currently underway at Ontario’s three … Read More

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Greenfield Energy begins gas-fed power production

From CHOK Radio  www.chok.com One of two natural gas-fed power plants in Lambton County is about to begin commercial operation. Greenfield Energy General Manager Ted Baldwin says performance testing is beginning today at the 620 million dollar power plant on Bickford Line in St. Clair Township. Mr. Baldwin says because natural gas is such a … Read More

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Sod turned on Green Building

By Tara Hagan, The Observer   www.theobserver.ca The first visible sign of Sarnia’s bio-innovation leadership appeared Wednesday with a groundbreaking ceremony for a new “Green Building” at the University of Western Research and Development Park. The 75,000 square-foot office building will be a state-of-the-art expansion to the park, said executive director Joel Adams. “This new facility … Read More

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Canadian Tire expanding in Sarnia

From The Observer  www.theobserver.ca Canadian Tire is expanding its Sarnia location. Oxford Properties Group and Canadian Tire have finalized an agreement enabling Canadian Tire to relocate and expand its existing store within Lambton Mall. The $8.8 million expansion is to a 146,000 square foot facility, featuring a gas bar, 81,000 square feet of retail space, brighter … Read More

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Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership wins Canada’s Top Economic Development Groups award

The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership has once again been named one of the Top Canadian Economic Development Groups for 2007-08 by Site Selection magazine. Site Selection presented the award yesterday to Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership’s General Manager, George Mallay and Development Consultant, Edith Wilmot-Quigg, at the Annual Economic Development Association of Canada meeting. “…….Sarnia-Lambton’s economic momentum as … Read More

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Wind turbine farm proposed for Dawn-Euphemia

Plans are underway to locate a second wind turbine farm in Lambton County. Dawn-Euphemia council have been approached by IPC Energy and Sydenham Energy Corporation, which are partnering on a proposed project to construct up to 40 wind turbines in the south Lambton municipality that would produce up to 80 megawatts of power. IPC Energy’s … Read More

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H.C. Starck’s Sarnia plant expanding

Excerpt from article “H.C. Starck expanding”, Posted by Jesse McLean, in “The Observer” H. C. Starck Canada is undergoing a multi-million dollar expansion at its Canadian production facility in Sarnia, the refractory metal company has announced. The expansion, which began Monday, will involve construction of a new building, installing state-of-the-art equipment and hiring additional technical … Read More

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