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Alberta Research Council
250 Karl Clark Road
Edmonton, Alberta
T6N 1E4
[t] +1 780 450 5111
[f] +1 780 450 5333
From resources in western Canada, and a team drawn from 600 experienced scientists, Alberta Research Council (ARC) develops and commercialises technology to competitive advantage. A Canadian leader in innovation, ARC provides solutions globally to the energy, life sciences, agriculture, environment, forestry and manufacturing sectors.

ARC will perform applied research and development on a contract basis, or co-venture to develop new technologies, earning a return on investment from the commercialisation of products and processes.

ARC's Forest Products group offers a full-service research and testing facility for engineered composite panel products, new processes and product testing, and scale-up capabilities to help reduce manufacturing costs and give clients a competitive advantage for value-added products.
ARC and Government of Canada launch Biofuels Analysis Incentive Program Version Fran
02 July, 2006
In support of the Government of Canada's Biodiesel Initiative, the Alberta Research Council Inc. has teamed up with Natural Resources Canada to create an on-line Biofuels Quality Registry.
New multi-tenant facility to provide growing biotech companies with flexible lab space
01 July, 2006
Young, growing biotechnology companies in Greater Edmonton and Alberta will soon have a new 72,000-square-foot 'wet lab' facility at Edmonton Research Park to help them unleash their innovative and commercial potential.
Projects unleash innovation in energy, bioproducts and fire protection
30 June, 2006
Edmonton...Building better solar panels and increasing energy efficiency on Alberta farms are just two of the projects funded under the latest round of the province's innovation program.
CV Technologies grows business with Alberta Research Council expertise
29 June, 2006
An Alberta Research Council business unit, NuRx Services, is supporting the research and development needs of one of Canada's fastest growing biotech companies.
ARC releases five new varieties of native grasses and one native legume
28 June, 2006
The Alberta Research Council today released six new varieties of native plant species suitable for reclaiming industrial disturbances in Alberta's Parkland region. These grasses and legume have demonstrated superior performance in the sandy soils common to that ecoregion.
Better water treatment, better water
27 June, 2006
A new ultraviolet analyzer developed by the Alberta Research Council and being taken to market by Galvanic Applied Sciences Inc. will make water treatment more accurate and respond to the industry's need for quality measurements to improve water quality at reduced costs.
Internet wireless sensor to beef up cattle health
26 June, 2006
Increased production, profitability and effectiveness for ranchers, veterinarians and feedlot operators will soon be possible through new a wireless internet sensor technology being developed in Edmonton.
ARC turns smart thinking into powerful solutions
30 August, 2005
The Alberta Research Council Inc. 2005 Annual Report highlights powerful solutions delivered to customers and partners of the applied R&D organization. 'This year, as we celebrate the province's 100th anniversary, we are reminded of the strong track record for innovation and technological breakthroughs ARC has achieved,' says LeRoy Johnson, Chair of the ARC Board of Directors.
ARC, Pirelli Labs sign deal to develop micro fuel cell for industrial applications
18 July, 2005
Pirelli Labs S.p.A., of Italy, and Alberta Research Council Inc. signed a joint agreement to develop ARC's micro solid oxide fuel cell technology. The one-year agreement will focus on applying Pirelli's patented process which enables a hydrocarbon-based fuel to be supplied directly into ARC's fuel cell stack to simplify its design.
ARC solar thermal building product demonstrates energy savings of 48 per cent
01 June, 2005
Researchers at the Alberta Research Council Inc. have completed a pilot study identifying a more efficient technology to insulate homes, reducing space heating costs for homeowners. Researchers proved by combining direct solar collection and heat storage technology with existing structural insulated panel system, energy consumption for space heating could be reduced by 48 per cent.
IMUS technology leads the way in renewable resource technologies:
06 May, 2005
The Alberta Research Council and Highmark Renewables were on hand today to mark the official opening of a new pilot plant at Highland Feeders, one of Canada's largest feedlot operations. The plant demonstrates new technology developed jointly by ARC and Highmark Renewables to transform manure into energy, bio-based fertilizers and reusable water, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental impacts associated with land application of manure.
Canadian technology to help China reduce greenhouse gas emissions passes first test
10 January, 2005
A $10 million joint project between the Canadian International Development Agency and the Chinese Ministry of Commerce to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has successfully completed stage one testing in China. The project, led in part by the Alberta Research Council, has successfully demonstrated the viability of storing carbon dioxide in deep, unmineable coalbeds, and of enhancing coalbed methane recovery by CO2 injection.
ARC & real time measurements developing evaluation services for unconventional gas
29 November, 2004
The Alberta Research Council and Real Time Measurements Inc. have announced a collaborative alliance on field in-situ permeability measurement services, which will help advance the development of unconventional natural gas resources in Western Canada.
Technology to prevent mould and decay in wood building products
25 November, 2004
The Alberta Research Council and Genics of Acheson, Alberta, have developed a technology to prevent mould, decay and termite attacks in wood composite products.
ARC, Genics Inc. commercialize technology to prevent mould, decay in wood building products
24 November, 2004
The Alberta Research Council Inc. together with Genics Inc., of Acheson, Alberta, have developed a technology to prevent mould, decay and termite attacks in wood composite products such as oriented strandboard. Called CobraCrushTM, the technology has been proven safe and effective for the applicator and the environment, and is already approved for use in the US by the Environmental Protection Agency. Genics is also finalizing a similar certification arrangement with the Pest Management Regulatory Agency in Canada.
MRI service offers unique reservoir rock analysis
23 September, 2004
The Alberta Research Council Inc. is applying Magnetic Resonance Imaging technology to provide novel reservoir rock analysis for oil and gas exploration. Magnetic resonance images offer a detailed look inside rock samples brought from deep underground. Currently, ARC is expanding its MRI service to include rock samples obtained from coalbed methane and shale gas reservoirs in Canada.
ARC applies its expertise to improving sustainability in Paraguay
11 June, 2004
The Alberta Research Council, under contract to the Canadian International Development Association, has partnered with Paraguay's Fundacion Moises Bertoni on a three-year, $1.1 million project to apply expertise in land use planning to a variety of issues in a sensitive region of Paraguay.
Biolubricants smooth way to a cleaner environment
10 May, 2004
The Alberta Research Council, under a contract to Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, recently conducted two tests on a biologically-based lubricant (biolubricant) for chainsaw bars. The tests, which were run for Greenland Corporation of Calgary, will help industry establish product standards for biolubricants to encourage consumers to choose these environmentally friendly products.
Laser technology to map industrial plant gases available through Alberta Research Council
16 February, 2004
Alberta Research Council Inc. scientists are seeking industry partners to test laser technology that measures emissions from flares, storage tanks, gas processing plants, feedlots and refineries. The technology, called Differential Absorption Lidar, measure gases such as methane, sulphur dioxide, benzene and other volatile organic compounds remotely over distances up to 2 kilometres.
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