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August 13, 2009 15:35 ET

Government of Canada Supports Innovative Research and Development in Sherwood Park, Alberta

SHERWOOD PARK, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Aug. 13, 2009) - Mr. Tim Uppal, Member of Parliament for Edmonton-Sherwood Park, on behalf of the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), today announced a contribution to Clear Flow Consulting Inc. from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP).

The funding supports a research and development project that focuses on developing innovative wastewater treatment technologies.

"Our government is committed to building a competitive advantage for the Canadian private sector and supports these leading-edge technology solutions," said Mr. Uppal. "The Government of Canada is investing in science and technology to create jobs, strengthen the economy and improve Canadians' quality of life."

This $124,536 contribution will support the Sherwood Park-based company in researching and developing state-of-the-art solutions to treat wastewater from aquaculture pond operations and rural small-scale wastewater treatment facilities.

"Investing in science and technology is critical for developing highly skilled people and improving the long-term competitiveness of Canadian firms," said NRC President Dr. Pierre Coulombe. "That's why NRC-IRAP is helping innovative Canadian businesses such as Clear Flow Consulting grow stronger, faster and bigger."

Clear Flow Consulting's products are used to remove soil particles such as clay, sand and silt from water as well as other contaminants that may be attached to particles such as nitrogen and phosphorus nutrients, metals, and hydrocarbons.

"NRC-IRAP is playing an important role in the success of the company," said Jerry Hanna, President of Clear Flow Consulting. "The financial support we are receiving from NRC-IRAP will help us continue to innovate high-tech water quality solutions for the global marketplace."

About NRC and NRC-IRAP

The NRC Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) provides a range of both technical and business-oriented advisory services along with necessary financial support to qualified innovative Canadian small- and medium-sized enterprises.

The program is delivered by a field staff of 240 professionals in more than 100 communities across Canada. NRC-IRAP is committed to working with small- and medium-sized enterprises while they realize their full potential, turning knowledge and innovation into strategic opportunities, jobs and prosperity for all Canadians.

The Government of Canada's Economic Action Plan has provided new resources of $200 million over the next two years to bolster NRC-IRAP support for innovative Canadian firms. To learn more about Canada's Economic Action Plan, visit

For more information (media only), please visit NRC-IRAP's Web site

Contact Information

  • National Research Council Canada
    Media Relations
    Office of the Honourable Gary Goodyear
    Minister of State (Science and Technology)
    Gary Toft
    Director of Communications