U of A EcoCar Team brings home efficiency and innovation wins

When last we saw them, the University of Alberta’s EcoCar team was preparing to leave for the Shell Eco-marathon Americas in Sonoma, California from April 3-6, 2019. Now they have returned – victorious. The team took first place on the track in the prototype-hydrogen category, achieving the energy equivalence of 1895 MPG (US) to earn the competition’s efficiency award. […]

Solar Power Project Aims To Reduce Reliance On Diesel In Fort Chipewyan

The Alberta government is supporting Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Mikisew Cree First Nation and Métis Local 125 in owning and operating a new solar farm that will reduce their reliance on diesel generators. Fort Chipewyan is not connected to Alberta’s electricity grid and relies on burning diesel fuel for heat and power. To reduce diesel […]

Using bacteria to devour greenhouse gas—and produce bio fuels

(Edmonton) Researchers across the province were awarded $20.5 million in funding today to support clean energy technology development. A total of 29 projects in post-secondary and industry received the funding through Alberta Innovates, as part of its Climate Change Innovation Technology Framework. Of the 29, 15 University of Alberta applicants for funding were successful. Of […]

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