Research funding for Lakehead supports pulp and paper processing

Cindy Macdonald
February 24, 2016
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From left, Lakehead president Dr. Brian Stevenson; Dr. Sam Salem, assistant professor in civil engineering; Dr. Andrew Dean, vice-president, research and innovation; Dr. Pedram Fatehi, associate professor in chemical engineering; the Honourable Michael Gravelle; and the Honourable Bill Mauro participated in the funding announcement.
From left, Lakehead president Dr. Brian Stevenson; Dr. Sam Salem, assistant professor in civil engineering; Dr. Andrew Dean, vice-president, research and innovation; Dr. Pedram Fatehi, associate professor in chemical engineering; the Honourable Michael Gravelle; and the Honourable Bill Mauro participated in the funding announcement. Photo: Lakehead University
A five-year Industrial Research Chair position in Green Chemicals and Processes is being created at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ont., with an investment of more than $814,000 through the province’s Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC). Research will focus on ways for the pulp and paper and mineral processing industries to reduce their environmental impacts.


The new research position will be supported by 16 new jobs.

“Our government’s contribution to research and development at Lakehead University will not only assist the industry in developing new ways to protect the environment but will also result in job creation,” commented Bill Mauro, MPP for Thunder Bay-Atikokan.

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0 #1 Joanne Palma 2016-02-25 13:52
It is wonderful to see focussed research in pulp and paper and reducing its impact on the environment. Pulp and paper is a renewable resource that is recyclable and biodegradable. Addressing its manufacturing environmental impact will make this product even better for the environment.
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