/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - National Research Council showcasing new algal biorefinery project to reduce CO2 emissions/

ST. MARYS, ON, Nov. 1, 2016 /CNW/ - The National Research Council of Canada (NRC), along with industry partners Pond Technologies and Votorantim Cimentos' St Marys Cement, will showcase the capabilities of the Algal Carbon Conversion demonstration project in St. Marys this week.

Members of the media are invited on an exclusive tour of the pilot plant to view the innovative new technology, which leverages a 25,000 L photobioreactor within an algal biorefinery. The process being deployed by experts from NRC and its partners is designed to rapidly recycle carbon dioxide (CO2) and other airborne industrial emissions into biomass through photosynthesis, revolutionizing how carbon emissions can be managed.

Media outlets will have an opportunity to speak with representatives from NRC and its industrial partners, take photos and participate in a tour of the algal biorefinery.



Thursday, November 3, 2016


10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET


Votorantim Cimentos, St Marys Cement Plant

585 Water Street South

St. Marys, Ontario N4X 1B6‎

* Space is limited. Only accredited media may attend.


(From Toronto/Kitchener/Waterloo) Take 401W to ON-7/ON-8 (125km). Turn left onto Waterloo Regional Rd 1. Follow Perth-Oxford Rd, Perth Line 29, turn left onto ON-7 (35km). Turn right onto Perth Rd 123 and the destination is on your left.

(From London) Take ON-7 towards Stratford (35km) then turn left onto Perth Rd 123/County Rd 123 and the destination is to your right.


A mandatory safety briefing will be required to enter the facility. Closed-toe shoes and photo identification will be required. Media should pre-register for the tour by 5 p.m. ET Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at 613-991-1431 or media@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca.


SOURCE National Research Council Canada

For further information: Media Relations Team, National Research Council of Canada, 613-991-1431, 1-855-282-1637 (24/7), media@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca, Twitter: @NRC_CNRC


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