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  • A Diversified Approach to Engineering’s Innovative Future (7/4/2018) - 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 […]
  • MIRARCO reports on the China Canada Centre for Deep Mining Innovation (6/4/2018) - MIRARCO reports on the China Canada Centre for Deep Mining Innovation Signing an agreement to create the China Canada Centre for Deep Mining Innovation. CREDIT: MIRARCO On Dec. 7th, 2017, a high level delegation from Northeastern University (NEU) in China came to Laurentian University in Sudbury, to sign an international agreement to establish the China […]
  • ONTARIO 360 – DEVELOPING ONTARIO’S MINING RESOURCES – TRANSITION BRIEFING (6/4/2018) - 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 (5/30/2018) - 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 (5/18/2018) - 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 (4/16/2018) - 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 […]