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Queen’s Discovery May Lead to Cleaner Water

A Queen’s University discovery is being heralded as a breakthrough in helping reduce health hazards like E. coli in water, and may also make chemicals and drugs such as insulin cheaper to manufacture and more environmentally friendly to produce. Biochemistry professor Zongchao Jia and post-doctoral student Jimin Zheng discovered exactly how the AceK protein acts… Keep Reading

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GreenCentre Canada Attracts Over 100 Green Chemistry Research Proposals

GreenCentre Canada, a Kingston-based organization, announced that it has surpassed over 100 invention disclosures from Green Chemistry researchers across Canada. So far, GreenCentre Canada, whose slogan is “Changing chemistry, changing the world,” has attracted a total of 110 technologies from 25 academic research institutions across nine provinces. These technology disclosures are the first step in… Keep Reading

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Queen’s-RMC Leading Fuel Cell Research

The Queen’s-RMC Fuel Cell Research Centre (FCRC) located at Innovation Park has been recognized for its international reputation when it comes to inventions for new fuel cell product development. FCRC researchers are working with partners from Norway, the USA, Germany, and Brazil on innovative concepts for making fuel cells more reliable and affordable. It has… Keep Reading

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Kingston Process Metallurgy Invests $1.2 Million

The Ontario government is assisting a Kingston technology company to expand its operations, as well as create jobs in the community and purchase new equipment. Kingston Process Metallurgy (KPM) – which improves the processes for extracting and purifying metals for its customers – is investing over $1.2 million to relocate from Innovation Park to a… Keep Reading

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School Partnership Builds Working Miniature Wind Farm

A joint school project has built a working miniature wind farm of more than 60 functioning wind turbines. Students from Frontenac Secondary School, J.R. Henderson Public School, Welborne Avenue Public School, and Module de l’Acadie were involved in designing, testing and building propellers and towers to create an electrical power output from the model. The… Keep Reading

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Lab to Analyze Confederation Place Hotel Concrete

Samples from the Confederation Place Hotel’s concrete have been extracted and are being sent to an Ottawa lab for analysis. They hope to determine if it was a factor in the recent partial collapse of its underground parking garage and whether it can be stabalized and repaired. Bill Allinson, the hotel owner, has stated he… Keep Reading

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Kingston Police Board Rejects DNA DataBank

The Kingston City Police board members have rejected participating in the proposal by abother eastern Ontario board to create a DNA DataBank tht will include samples from every Canadian. In January, the North Grenville police board passed a resolution to recommend all such provincial boards lobby the provincial and federal governments to establish a DNA… Keep Reading

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Manufacturing Solar Panels Lucrative for Government

Solar power manufacturing makes good business sense for governments, according to a Queen’s University Applied Sustainability Research Group. Their report argues that Canadian and Provincial governments could spend $2.4 billion to build a large scale solar photovoltaic manufacturing plant, then give it away for free and still earn a profit in the long run. The… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Announces Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Development

A unique research tool that can better detect loss of a gene critical in fighting cancer has been developed at Queen’s University. The technology was developed over two years by Dr. Jeremy Squire and his research team at the Queen’s Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine. An important aspect of the technology focuses on determining… Keep Reading

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Ontario Government Gives Kingston $80K to Go Green

A community-based, youth-led social marketing program at St. Lawrence College is receiving $64,750 to help Kingston go green. The program has the goal of making Kingston the most sustainable city in Canada through curriculum activities, door-to-door campaigns and pledges to reduce carbon consumption. Kingston’s Alternative Energy Cluster, SWITCH, will also receive $16,728 to organize the… Keep Reading

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