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Innovative bugs from annoying bugs (02/05)

The search for environmentally safe solutions to control damaging insect pests could establish Sault Ste. Marie as a global leader in genomics-driven forest management products. One of the scientists leading the way will be Dr.

Funding sought for energy-wise ecology research centre (11/04)

The Cooperative Freshwater Ecology Unit is in the process of designing a centre of excellence facility on Ramsay Lake for its ongoing studies on human impact activities on lakes, streams and wetlands in Northern Ontario.

Atikokan potential site for Synfuel power plant project (10/04)

Atikokan’s ad hoc energy committee met with officials from Synfuel Technologies Inc. to discuss the potential of a 210-megawatt generation station similar to the one proposed in Thunder Bay.

Province urged to conduct review of proposed plant (04/04)

Efforts by SynFuel Technologies, Fort William First Nation and Senes Consultants Ltd.

Fuel for thought: a future in bio- diesel (04/04)

By the year 2050, if fossil fuels continue to be consumed at the rate at which they are consumed today, the earth will run out of oil, predicts Douglas Niles, a Thunder Bay researcher and innovator.

Developer not stymied by EA threat (05/04)

The company behind a controversial quarry proposal on Lake Superior says it will forge ahead with site preparations and dock improvements this summer despite published reports suggesting Ontario Environment Minister Leona Dombrowsky is considering or

$85M power upgrade underway (05/04)

Brascan Power Corp., the parent company of Sault Ste. Marie’s Great Lakes Power Ltd., is investing $85.8 million to upgrade 164 kilometres of transmission lines between Sault Ste. Marie and Wawa in northeastern Ontario. Comstock Canada Ltd.

Bio oil to power up the Sault (05/04)

Sault Ste. Marie could be the site of one of the world’s first commercial uses of a cogeneration plant powered by bio oil.

Energy to grow on (04/04)

No one could ever claim that Laurence McKay is stuck in the dark ages. McKay, owner of Northern Lights Energy Systems on St. Joseph Island, is in the alternative energy business.

Wind farm agreement signed (03/04)

The signing of an agreement to explore the development potential of a wind farm along the north shore of Lake Superior is being hailed as a success by the Pays Plat First Nation.