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 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.