Canada invests in oil spill cleanup tech

The Canadian Government has invested nearly CAD$1.4 million (£820,000) across two new projects working to develop oil spill cleanup technologies. Through the national Oil Spill Response Science (OSRS) programme, it […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

The Canadian Government has invested nearly CAD$1.4 million (£820,000) across two new projects working to develop oil spill cleanup technologies.

Through the national Oil Spill Response Science (OSRS) programme, it has provided CAD$991,500 (£578,000) to research and development firm C-CORE, which is working to increase the efficiency of existing mechanical oil recovery systems in the event of spills in harsh, cold environments.

The national government also announced CAD$400,000 (£233,000) for a project by the University of Toronto which aims to develop a foam filtration system for use in oil spills.

President and CEO of C-CORE, Mark MacLeod, said: “We’re very grateful to have the support of our federal and provincial governments for research and development that will help protect our pristine and valuable oceans and coastlines.”