In mining, oil and gas, and heavy industry, water is essential—but let’s remember that it’s essential to life, too…
Water, Water Everywhere…
Promoting Aquaculture with Advocacy and Action
The Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association
The Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association (ACFFA) has been keeping busy with advocacy, public education, and conferences, among other activities, since Resource in Focus last profiled the organization in May of 2022. The ACFFA, which represents Atlantic Canada’s salmon farming sector, has also been enjoying the transition “back to a normal work environment,” now that the worst of COVID is hopefully over, says Executive Director Susan Farquharson.
Aquaponics Solutions for a Better Fishery Industry
Alberta Aquaculture Association
The Alberta Aquaculture Association is dedicated to promoting aquaculture and its related practices in Western Canada. The association has been promoting environmentally friendly technologies, like aquaponics, to produce fish. Aquaponics is an integrated food production method that combines aquaculture (breeding and raising fish in a farm-like ecosystem) and hydroponics (cultivating plant life without soil, using water-based nutrients).
Helping Sea Farmers Meet Their Business Goals
Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia
From its base in Halifax, the Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia (AANS) operates across the province “from Yarmouth to Cape North, Cape Breton, and all points in between,” according to association Executive Director Tom Smith. The not-for-profit, membership-based industry trade group was founded in 1977 by a volunteer group of sea farmers. Today, it represents over 95 percent of all aquaculture farming in Nova Scotia across three sectors: finfish such as salmon, trout, and striped bass; shellfish such as oysters, mussels, clams, quahogs, scallops; and sea plants such as sugar kelp.
A CLEAR Commitment to H2S Management
AMGAS Services Inc. is a Rocky View, Alberta-based company with an international presence and several proprietary solutions for H2S management in oil and gas operations and other sectors. By removing contaminants such as hydrogen sulphide (H2S), benzene, toluene, and xylenes, its integrated solutions benefit both the environment and its clients’ bottom line. The company has continued to refine its offerings with a special emphasis on its ground-breaking CLEAR Technology.
“What Don’t We Do?” This Crew Celebrates Continued Success
Blue Flame Crew, LLC
Gas management systems provider Blue Flame Crew, LLC specializes in the design, installation, and service of systems across the United States. It serves as a division of Boos Resource & Technology Group, a conglomerate of companies providing a wide range of services including consulting, construction, maintenance, architectural design, and engineering for the environmental markets.
Setting the Standard
American Petroleum Institute
Responsible for the creation of more than 800 standards and recommended practices throughout the U.S. oil and natural gas industry, the American Petroleum Institute (API) is one of world’s most respected associations.
Keeping Us Connected
Arshon Technology Inc.
Arshon Technology Inc. Founder and CEO Mazi Hosseini was struck with a groundbreaking idea while on a cruise in the Mediterranean Sea. “We had no connection whatsoever to outside of the cruise,” he remembers. The lack of cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity posed a problem when his family wanted to find one another on the sprawling ship. “I could not talk to my son or my wife. We didn’t know where we were. The cruise was significantly large. We had to find each other just by walking around.”
In business, there are visionaries, and there are imitators. In the field of mining safety and communications, Jannatec Technologies remains at the forefront of innovative technology in products, systems, and services that improve both ease of operations and safety.
This Visionary Company Offers Cutting-Edge Hydraulic Fracturing Technology
Catalyst Energy Services
Catalyst Energy Services is a new company with innovative technology that might shake up the hydraulic fracturing sector. Based in Midland, Texas, Catalyst designs and manufactures hydraulic fracturing equipment which it uses to support its hydraulic fracturing services. Hydraulic fracturing, also called fracking or fracing, involves injecting liquids into shale or sand formations to break them and release more oil and natural gas.
A Pipeline of Talent
Women in the Field
Throughout all the years women have been in the workforce, they have faced numerous challenges, including balancing familial and professional responsibilities. On top of that, they’ve been up against bias and preconceived notions about what a woman can and can’t do when it comes to work.
This Gas and Diesel Downstream Wholesaler Goes Upstream and Electric
Hightowers Petroleum Company
There have been some major developments since Hightowers Petroleum Company (HPC), a prominent gas and diesel wholesaler based in Middletown, Ohio, was profiled in April 2021 in Resource in Focus magazine. This leading, family-owned, African American business has expanded into new markets and has ambitions of becoming a billion-dollar company.
Bridging Suppliers and Customers
Although its name is relatively new, MineConnect’s mission remains the same as ever: to serve as the voice of Ontario’s mining sector. Originally known as SAMSSA, the Sudbury Area Mining Supply & Service Association, the organization was rebranded a few years back as MineConnect.
In Search of Safety, Mining Gets Smart
The world of communications has changed a lot in the past 40 years, but Canada’s Jannatec Technologies remains a leader in providing safety solutions and service to mining and other sectors.
Grace and Growth Under Pressure
Hawe Hydraulik Canada
‘Solutions for a World Under Pressure!’ is the slogan of German valve and pump manufacturer Hawe Hydraulik, and the company certainly lives up to it. Hydraulic valves—Hawe’s specialty—control the direction of a given liquid within a hydraulic system to activate a machine or equipment function. The company’s valves are used in forestry, agricultural, and construction machines, drilling equipment, lifting platforms, and loading cranes. The firm also makes hydraulic pumps which are sold into many of the same markets as its valves.
Establishing Harmony Between Industry and the Environment
Sudbury, Ontario-based A&M Remediation is a multi-trade contractor that offers specialized, comprehensive underground waste and facility management services for clients in the mining industry.
Putting People First
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Resources
Globalization, COVID-19, and other factors have led to a demand for more workers in the resource sectors, and have underscored the need for the fair treatment of all.
MICA Adds New Partners & Projects to Ongoing Mining Innovation Work
Mining Innovation Commercialization Accelerator (MICA)
The Mining Innovation Commercialization Accelerator, also known as MICA, is an ongoing initiative in the Canadian mining industry to develop innovative technology. MICA was started by the Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI). This not-for-profit Canadian mining industry research group has been working on advances in mining over the past fifteen years to address challenges and solve problems within the industry.
Advocating for the Role of Mining in a Greener Tomorrow
Canadian engineering and consulting firm BESTECH has served the mining industry since 1995 and has become known for its work on sustainability in the sector. The company is supported by its sister organization, FROSKR, founded in 2020 to aid the advancement of environmental protection and sustainability in mining operations
Big Area, Big Advantages, Big Ambitions
Northeastern Nevada Regional Development Authority
To be successful in business takes vision, drive and of course, the right location.
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