Research funding for Lakehead supports pulp and paper processing
By Cindy Macdonald
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.