The Carbon Catalogue
February 2018

A Canadian database is emerging as the planet’s biggest repository of radiocarbon dates. 

January 2018

Chemical engineering professor Pedro Pereira-Almao and chemical engineer Luis Alejandro Coy are part of a University of Calgary team...

The petroleum industry uses mechanical pigs, like the one shown here, inside a pipeline. The pig, used to clean the inside pipeline wall, gets pushed along by the flow of oil or natural gas.
Fall 2017
A $7.9 million Genome Canada grant is funding research into the mitigation­ of widespread pipeline corrosion caused by bacteria. The project is estimated­ to save Canada’s oil and gas industry $300 to $500 million annually.

An oilfield worker from BP Exploration first noticed the acrid smell while driving near the...

 more than six billion tonnes of plastic waste end up in the ocean
Fall 2017
David Levin of the University of Manitoba is using bacteria to create renewable bioresins for making green biodegradable biocomposite materials for the transportation­ and aerospace industries.

Watch any New York City cop drama, from Law & Order to Blue Bloods, and you will see what filmmakers call an “establishing” shot.

Fall 2017
To food scientists and chemists who research the medicinal­ and health effects of garlic, the “stinking­ rose” has never smelled so sweet.

Humanity’s use of essential oils goes back thousands of years, with natural agents such as frankincense playing...

Business, Aviation biofules
Summer 2017
Canada's Biojet Supply Chain Initiative is working to integrate jet fuel derived from renewable sources into airport-fuelling infrastructure used by commercial airliners around the globe.

In one of several town-hall meetings held across the country early this year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sparked controversy by pointing to the need for Canada...