Tag: University of Saskatchewan

University of Saskatchewan researchers developing bioheat from canola meal pellets

University of Saskatchewan researchers developing bioheat from canola meal pellets

January 10, 2022 |

In Canada, after years of meticulous research, University of Saskatchewan researchers’ exploration of canola meal pellets as an eco-friendly alternative to coal and natural gas for both heat and energy is poised to move into its next phases – scaled-up pellet production and commercialization. In 2019, Canada produced over 18 million metric tons of canola […]

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USask awarded $3.2M towards first-in-Canada engineering biology center for ag innovation

USask awarded $3.2M towards first-in-Canada engineering biology center for ag innovation

March 7, 2021 |

In Canada, the Canada Foundation for Innovation will invest $3.2 million in a unique biomanufacturing facility at the University of Saskatchewan that will use cutting-edge “engineering biology” technologies to accelerate agri-food innovation and help address food security needs, including canola varieties as meat and non-animal enzyme alternatives. Developing canola varieties more resistant to climate change, […]

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University of Saskatchewan researchers develop compound that may slow Alzheimer’s progress using waste from ethanol plants

University of Saskatchewan researchers develop compound that may slow Alzheimer’s progress using waste from ethanol plants

January 24, 2019 |

In Canada, a University of Saskatchewan (USask) research team’s quest to extract protein from more than a billion liters of annually produced wastewater (called thin stillage) at Saskatchewan’s ethanol plants has yielded something far more valuable—a compound used in many countries to slow cognition loss in Alzheimer’s patients. That compound is glyceryl phosphoryl choline (GPC) […]

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University of Saskatchewan gets grant to develop glycerin-based patents

University of Saskatchewan gets grant to develop glycerin-based patents

March 3, 2015 |

In Canada, biofuel producers in Western Canada will soon be able to purify and convert raw glycerol more cost-effectively thanks to an investment of $538,542, announced by the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification. With this funding, researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S), led by Canada Research Chair […]

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