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 Research, a B.C.-based manufacturer of battery-electric drive systems for the design, development and testing of a 14-ton battery-electric vehicle for underground mining activities. This project will convert one of the largest pieces of underground mining equipment from diesel to battery power.
- $1.5 million to the Mining Innovation, Rehabilitation and Applied Research Corporation (MIRARCO), a Sudbury-based non-profit, to develop a Natural Heat Exchange Engineering Technology (NHEET), which is a method for the engineering of natural heat exchangers using fractured rocks to improve air delivery in deep underground mines.
Here are more info about this news:
Research underway to ‘go green’ underground in Sudbury – NORTHERN ONTARIO News.
Canada Invests in Clean Technology for Sudbury Mining Industry – www.newswire.ca.
Feds drop $3.5M to green underground mining – Northern Ontario Business.