Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

June 07, 2012 14:04 ET

Edmonton Leads the Way in Developing Alternate Sources of Power

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 7, 2012) - Edmonton Economic Development Corporation in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada has four operating divisions to include economic development, tourism, the Shaw Conference Centre, the Edmonton Research Park, as well as being a joint partner with TECEdmonton. At EEDC our key areas of focus, life sciences, financial services, energy, advanced technologies, advanced education and tourism.

As you focus on the energy industry, we'd like to share some information about activity in our region.

Egg shells the key to new energy technology - A materials science engineering research team working at the University of Alberta and the National Research Council's National Institute for Nanotechnology has developed are using egg shells to help build supercapacitors. Click here for more information.

No furnace required in Edmonton builder's energy efficient homes - Tarry Tweed of Igloo Prebuilt Homes thinks his firm's just launched "balanced energy" homes are a glimpse into the future for the average consumer. Click here for more information.

Edmonton's Environmental Strategic Plan Garners National Award - The Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) has awarded the City of Edmonton with its 2012 Environment Award for The Way We Green Environmental Strategic Plan. The award was presented at CAMA's national conference held in Saskatoon May 30, 2012. Click here for more information.

Edmonton leads the way in developing alternate sources of power including mining landfills for methane to produce electricity, turning organic waste into bio-fuel and developing concept homes that will generate as much power as they consume.

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) provides leadership in economic development, markets Edmonton as a must-see destination, manages the Shaw Conference Centre and Edmonton Research Park, and acts as a stakeholder in TEC Edmonton, a joint venture with the University of Alberta. For more information, visit www.edmonton.com. Learn more about Edmonton through the stories of people who've experienced it at www.edmontonstories.ca.

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