CBU partners with private firm on mining research
SYDNEY — Groundbreaking research on mining technology that is being carried out at Cape Breton University has been given a financial shot in the arm. The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) has an- nounced a contribution of $400,000 to help CBU and Yava Technologies Inc. continue efforts to make mining more efficient while lowering emissions. The partnership will design, build and validate a pilot-scale mining plant to demonstrate a closed-loop process for treating a variety of complex mineral deposits and industrial waste. Sustainable Development Technology Canada is contributing the same amount to support the project that includes a state-ofthe-art laboratory at CBU’s Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment.