Canada's Economic Action Plan funded project wraps up

Earlier this year Lakehead University’s Centre for Analytical Services wrapped up a $391,820 1, ˝ year project funded under Canada’s Economic Action Plan.

Under this project new jobs were created which lead to the development of a number of analytical services, including biomass fuel testing. With the emerging bio-economy in Northwestern Ontario and increased interest in renewable fuels, the introduction of biomass fuel testing at Lakehead provides companies with a local analytical testing facility.

Other new testing services included developing mineralogical and materials testing which adds to the regions capacity serve the Northern Ontario Ring of Fire mineral exploration efforts. Furthermore outside the region, two international chemical suppliers utilize Lakehead University’s and materials testing services. These new services are staffed by highly-qualified people who operate sophisticated instruments such as a scanning electron microscope and an x-ray diffractometer.

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