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Natural Resources Canada awards $1.5 million to natural heat exchange research project

MIRARCO secures federal funding to develop natural heating and cooling technology for underground mining The original NHEET was discovered by accident at Vale’s Crieghton nickel mine near Sudbury, Ontario. Courtesy of Vale. Natural Resources Canada awarded $1.5 million on Feb. 11 to the Natural Heat Exchange Engineering Technology (NHEET) research project, a project between the […]


Feds invest in clean tech for Sudbury mines

Two projects to get $3.5 million Mike Commito, left, director of Applied Research at Cambrian College, Nickel Belt MP Marc Serre, Jennifer Abols, president and CEO of MIRARCO, Todd Pratt, of FVT Research, Sudbury MP Paul Lefebvre and Bill Best, president of Cambrian College, were on hand for a funding announcement for the mining industry […]


Research underway to ‘go green’ underground in Sudbury

Research underway to ‘go green’ underground in Sudbury Federal funding announced for research projects to advance clean technology in the mining sector. Feb. 11/20 (Alana Everson/CTV Northern Ontario) SUDBURY — On Tuesday morning, the federal government announced $3.5 million in funding to advance green energy technology in Sudbury. This investment includes: $2 million to FVT […]


Jennifer Abols appointed leader at Canada’s Mining University

New Release Laurentian University and its Mining Innovation Rehabilitation and Applied Research Corporation (MIRARCO) are pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Abols as the next Executive Director of the Goodman School of Mines and President and CEO of MIRARCO effective November 4th, 2019. Click here to read more about this news release (French version).


Prof. Peter Kaiser received the 8th Müller Award

CARMA NEWS Prof. Peter Kaiser delivered the Müller lecture during the 14th ISRM International Congress in Foz de Iguaçu, Brazil, September 2019 Prof. Peter Kaiser (Canada) received the 8th Müller Award at the 14th ISRM International Congress in Foz de Iguaçu, Brazil, September 2019. The Müller Award is the most prestigious award of the ISRM, […]


Nuclear technology to power mines being researched by Sudbury scientist

Franç​​​​​​​ois Caron says using nuclear technology to power mines is ‘a very nice match’ Franç​​​​​​​ois Caron is the Bruce Power Chair in Energy Systems at the Mining Innovation Rehabilitation and Applied Research Corporation or MIRARCO and also a professor at Laurentian University. (Markus Schwabe/CBC) A Sudbury scientist is leading research into the idea of powering […]


Workshop: The Earth evolution as a thermal system

Sudbury Geological Discussion Group Workshop Date: June 17, 2019 About the Workshop: Cooling and warming has occurred many times during the Earth’s history. At times, the Earth has entirely frozen to form a ‘snowball’, while at others, it has become extremely hot, resulting in the mass extinction of species. However, despite 50 years of established […]