LeverageR&D attracts public funding for academic-led research and
development (R&D) in areas relevant to both industry and the
Newfoundland and Labrador economy.
Development of a crustacean biology laboratory, Dr. Iain McGaw, Ocean
Sciences Centre, Faculty of Science
New infrastructure will allow for continued research in the area of
crustacean responses to environmental change, and the effects of
aquaculture operations on the behaviour and distribution of lobsters.
This investment will enable benefits such as training more students,
raising the profile of the Ocean Sciences Centre and Memorial
University and gathering data for publication and for the benefit of
the fisheries and aquaculture industry in the province. The long term
research goals are to take a more holistic approach to physiology,
investigating the links between behaviour and physiology and how these
reactions are modulated by environmental conditions in both the lab and
RDC investment: $121,845. Leveraged investment: $97,475 from the Canada
Foundation for Innovation (CFI), and $24,369 from other sources.
Impact of agricultural drainage and climate change on greenhouse gas
emissions from northern peatlands, Dr. JianghuaWu, Grenfell Campus
This project will leverage the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)
Leaders Opportunity Fund (LOF) with the objective of acquiring
incremental equipment for Grenfell Campus, Memorial University, to
research greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and waterborne carbon flux from
terrestrial ecosystems in Western Newfoundland (NL). The equipment
will measure the micro scale ecosystem scale GHG exchanges between
peatlands and the atmosphere and organic carbon fluxes from
RDC investment: $125,000. Leveraged investment: $100,000 from the Canada
Foundation for Innovation, Leaders Opportunity Fund (CFI, LOF) and
$25,000 from other sources.
Maximizing energy efficiency - analytical fuel research for enhanced oil
recovery and second generation biofuels, Drs. Kelly Hawboldt and Dr.
Lesley James, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and Dr. Robert
Helleur, Department of Chemistry Faculty of Science
This project involves acquiring new equipment to be used in the upcoming
Hibernia Enhanced Oil Recovery Lab and in the Thermal Biomass
Conversion Lab. This instrumentation will not only support research in
advanced methods of increasing the amount of crude oil extracted in the
Hibernia oil field but also research associated with the conversion of
renewable feedstocks (forestry residues, fish processing waste, and
municipal waste) to biofuels. This research places Newfoundland and
Labrador at the forefront of sustainable energy related research and
acquiring the instrumentation will increase capacity at Memorial
RDC investment: $148,743. Leveraged investment: $100,000 from the
Canada Foundation for Innovation, Leaders Opportunity Fund (CFI, LOF)
and $44,005 from other sources.