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Wpg Free Press: New environmental remediation centre at the U of M

January 20, 2015 — 

The federal government has given $2.4 million to support a new environmental remediation centre at the U of M, the Winnipeg Free Press reports.

As they report:

[The funding] will be used to purchase specialized equipment that will allow [Centre for Oil and Gas Research and Development] to collaborate with private industry on research and development, test samples from the environment, and develop tools and techniques to assist oil and gas companies to meet existing environmental monitoring and remediation challenges.

Already, U of M researchers Gregg Tomy and Jörg Stetefeld are working with equipment that is not found anywhere else in Canada.

“It was built on their existing strength and analytic capabilities,” said Digvir Jayas, the U of M’s vice-president (research and international) and distinguished professor. “We’re very happy about this funding. It gives them the edge to move it one step further.”

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