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Canadian utilities build SMR alliances as developers tackle licensing   Recently updated !

The International SMR and Advanced Reactor Summit Canada’s key SMR markets Source: ‘A Canadian Roadmap for Small Modular Reactors’ (NRCan, November 2018). Nuclear utilities are playing a growing role in Canadian SMR development and their operational expertise could support the first fleet deployment at mining sites, industry experts said. …… Mining operators could be Canada’s […]

China delegation visited Sudbury

Dr Ming Cai, Geomechanics Center Director with NEU professors and students A delegation from Northeastern University (NEU), China, composed of undergraduate students and professors, visited Sudbury from Dec. 16 to Dec. 22, 2018. This is part of the activities for the China-Canada Centre of Deep Mining Innovation (CCCDMI), established in December 2017 between Northeastern University […]

Sudbury research group makes key appointment

NEW DIRECTION FOR ENERGY CENTER AND BRUCE POWER CHAIR IN SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS SUDBURY, ON – Dr. Francois Caron will join MIRARCO as the Director of the Energy Center and as the Bruce Power Chair in Sustainable Energy Systems as of January 7th, 2019. Caron holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of […]

Mining embodies progress

Mining embodies progress Mining and Innovation in Canada Mining provides civilization with the materials required for the construction of indispensable items such as buildings, cell phones, electric cars, and other common luxuries of life in the 21st century. Prior to the 2018 Prospector and Developers Association Convention held annually in Toronto, 40 trade commissioners from […]

A Diversified Approach to Engineering’s Innovative Future

A Diversified Approach to Engineering’s Innovative Future MIRARCO Mining Innovation On April 9th, 1998, the Mining Innovation Rehabilitation and Applied Research Centre, (MIRARCO) opened its doors in Sudbury, Ontario. The organization was created and led by Peter Kaiser, P. Eng, as a means to explore solutions to the mining industry’s challenges and as an environment […]


Unlocking mining development through affordable and sustainable energy and regulatory reform Issue Ontario’s mining sector is a major source of economic activity – including investment and job creation. It employs nearly 300,000 people (directly and indirectly) across the province. Yet there are several challenges facing the sector – namely high energy costs and delays in […]

Bruce Power, Laurentian and MIRARCO explore modular nuclear reactors

Bruce Power, Laurentian and MIRARCO explore modular nuclear reactors Back row: Glenn Thibeault, Minister of Energy (ontario) and Dr. Pierre Zundel, interim president and vice chancellor, Laurentian University. Front row: Dr. Rui Wang, vice president Research Laurentian University; James Scongack, vice president Corporate Affairs Bruce Power; and Vic Pakalnis, president and CEO MIRARCO. In April, […]

Nuclear power proposed for remote mines

Bruce Power announces $1 million for MIRARCO research chair Canadian Nuclear Laboratories is investing in new equipment and facilities to support the needs of SMR developers. One program, for example, is designed to measure the properties of molten salts – a potential fuel for future SMR designs. Bruce Power, operator of Ontario’s Bruce Nuclear Generating […]

MIRARCO Sponsored the Mining Award at the Sudbury Regional Science Fair

MIRARCO Mining Award MIRARCO Mining Innovation CEO Vic Palalnis presented “MIRARCO MINING AWARD SPECIAL” at the Sudbury Regional Science Fair 2018. Award: MIRARCO MINING AWARD SPECIAL Sponsor: Mining Innovation, Rehabilitation and Applied Research Corporation (MIRARCO) Criteria: Best project related to risk assessment or mitigation in mining. Presenter: Vic Pakalnis, President and CEO, MIRARCO Mining Innovation […]