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Hearst greenhouse grower installs geothermal heating system

Hearst greenhouse grower installs geothermal heating system

La Maison Verte, a Hearst not-for-profit reforestation grower, spent the majority of December installing a $230,000 geothermal heating pump for one of its greenhouses, and plans on using January and February to test it.
Entrepreneur cultivates way to extend the harvest

Entrepreneur cultivates way to extend the harvest

Like many of the Finnish immigrants who settled west of Thunder Bay at the turn of the last century, Leo Hunnakko is a big believer in being self-sufficient.
New technology reduces organic waste

New technology reduces organic waste

Food waste is a rotten problem but a new company has a fresh solution that reduces its volume by 90 per cent. Food Cycle Science, based in Cornwall, Ont.
Sustainability theme for Heast green tech centre

Sustainability theme for Heast green tech centre

When developing the idea for the new $2.5-million state-of-the-art Hearst Regional Green Technologies Centre, the community had two main focuses. One was business, and the other sustainable development.
Green tech researchers roll out projects

Green tech researchers roll out projects

For two years, it seemed CRIBE was almost as dormant as Thunder Bay's Sleeping Giant. But evidently there's been plenty going on behind the scenes.
Hearst seedling greenhouse delves into consumables

Hearst seedling greenhouse delves into consumables

What started as an association to create job opportunities for single mothers has flourished as a viable greenhouse operation.
Sudbury miner, college team up on experimental forest

Sudbury miner, college team up on experimental forest

A collaboration between College Boreal and Xstrata Nickel on a new experimental forest will allow for long-term planning, while providing valuable research and information-gathering opportunities about local forests.
Businesses can increase profits by going green

Businesses can increase profits by going green

Sustainability can be a scary word for businesses.
Xeneca leads hydroelectric development in the North

Xeneca leads hydroelectric development in the North

In the race to develop renewable energy projects across the North, Xeneca Power Development Inc. stands out amongst the water power players for the sheer number of projects it's proposing.
Jet fuel plant, 383 jobs slated for White River

Jet fuel plant, 383 jobs slated for White River

A California biofuel and energy company is ready to build a plant in northeastern Ontario that makes jet fuel from wood biomass. Los Angeles-based Rentech Ltd. announced it has been selected by the Ontario goverment to receive a supply of 1.