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Posted: March 11, 2010
Alberta Centre for Advanced Micro Nanotechnology Products hosts Conventional Energy seminar
(Nanowerk News) Today at ACAMP's latest seminar, Alberta's conventional energy industry learned how nanotechnology, micro-systems and micro-fluidics can play a powerful role in enhancing operational performance, reducing costs and promoting efficient extraction of oil and gas resources, while opening new markets for Alberta companies worldwide.
"Micro and Nano technologies for conventional energy applications are extremely important in Alberta," said Ken Brizel, CEO of ACAMP, "enhancing operational performance allowing for efficient extraction of oil and gas resources. Innovative new products are being developed and used locally enabling Alberta companies to compete worldwide."
In addition to Conventional Energy technology solutions, the seminar features discussions on securing venture capital and public sources of funding for moving ideas from the laboratory to the marketplace, and the various ways to secure investment for entrepreneurs and start-up companies. Future ACAMP seminars will cover MNT (Micro Nano Technologies) for the agriculture & forestry industries, health and medical and clean technologies. For complete information on the programs go to www.acamp.ca for details.
"Seminars like this one encourage a very healthy cross-pollination of ideas," said Doug Horner, Deputy Premier and Minister of Alberta Advanced Education and Technology. "The technologies being developed at ACAMP can help build Alberta's competitive advantage in many different industries, including conventional energy."
ACAMP is a not for profit organization that provides specialized technical and business services. ACAMP clients have access to world-class equipment, facilities, expertise and a network of organizations to support the development and manufacturing of micro and nanotechnology based systems and advanced materials for applications worldwide. ACAMP helps companies bridge the gap between first prototype and profitable product sales. ACAMP's funding comes from Alberta Advanced Education & Technology, Western Economic Diversification Canada and Industry. Funding for the ACAMP seminar series is provided by the National Research Council's Industrial Research Assistance Program.