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Latest News

  • Remote sensing workshop yields useful data

    Representatives from industry, government and technology commercialization centres/incubators participated in two environmental data workshops in late April 2016 to identify the next steps required to commercialize the application of integrated geomatics, remote sensing, data analytics, and visualization technologies. A summary report is available here.

  • Waste energy at industrial sites could heat 15,200 homes

    The study revealed a significant amount An energy-mapping study, conducted over the course of one year, is the first of its kind in Canada, bringing together AITF and other partners to investigate whether waste energy in industrial areas could be captured and repurposed for other uses...


  • Energy savings a glimpse away

    A Tech Futures study reveals that real-time time monitoring of household electricity carries the promise of energy conservation in the near future. The study reveals that Albertans, given the right tools, willingly participate in conservation efforts. It also demonstrates the role and value AITF can play in encouraging technology innovations and applications in Alberta...

Overview

How can the province identify and manage environmental liabilities associated with existing industrial activities and reduce future risks to Albertans? How can the province develop integrated water management systems? How can Alberta establish a leadership role in air, land and water monitoring and maintain its leadership in biodiversity monitoring through science-based approaches and technologies?

These are just some of the questions AITF's Environment sector applied research seeks to answers, as part of its Grand Challenges.

Teams supporting our Environment sector include:

  • Analysis and Testing Services

    • Environmental Analytical Services - Performs analysis of environmental and industrial samples consisting of air, gas, water, soils, sediments, and solids, as well as plant and animal tissue.
  • Ecosystems and Plant Sciences

    • Biodiversity Monitoring - Monitors the state of land, wetlands, and biodiversity in Alberta.

    • Ecosystem Management - Helps Alberta build sustainable resource management capacity through research, development, and deployment of scientifically valid ecosystem management tools. 

    • Reclamation - Applies science and innovative technologies for restoration of disturbed ecosystems. 

    • Water Management - Provides better tools for investigation and sustainable management of regional water resources for industrial, agricultural, and municipal development in Alberta. 

  • Processing Technologies.

    • Bio-Processing - Increases the value of low-value or waste materials through biogas generation.

    • Integrated Energy Systems - Improves energy efficiency by evaluating waste heat recovery and energy-storage systems.

  • Reservoir and Geosciences

    • Geosciences - Evaluates CO2 geological storage potential in Alberta, develops CO2-based enhanced oil recovery processes and pipeline leak-detection techniques, and performs environmental monitoring. 


For more information, contact:

Brent Lakeman
Executive Director
Environment
780.450.5274
brent.lakeman@albertainnovates.ca
Brent Lakeman bio
Julius Pretorius
Functional Manager
Analysis and Testing Services
780.450.5263
julius.pretorius@albertainnovates.ca
Jean Paul (JP) Tetreau
Functional Manager
Ecosystem and Plant Sciences
780.450.5537
jeanpaul.tetreau@albertainnovates.ca
Harold Krenkel
Functional Manager
Processing Technologies
780.450.5264
harold.krenkel@albertainnovates.ca
Haibo Huang
Functional Manager
Reservoir and Geosciences
780.450.5187
haibo.huang@albertainnovates.ca