National Research Council Canada-NRC

National Research Council Canada-NRC

August 11, 2009 16:32 ET

Government of Canada Supports Innovative Research and Development in Cochrane, Alberta

COCHRANE, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Aug. 11, 2009) - Mr. Blake Richards, Member of Parliament for Wild Rose, on behalf of the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), today announced a contribution to TRIUM Environmental Solutions Inc. from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP).

The funding supports an innovative research and development project that will assist TRIUM Environmental Solutions in developing high-tech environmental consulting solutions for global markets.

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

This $150,000 contribution will support the Cochrane-based company in developing innovative techniques to improve water quality by using the natural filtering power of bentonite to remove salt from groundwater.

"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 TRIUM Environmental Solutions grow stronger, faster and bigger."

TRIUM Environmental Solutions Inc. is a consulting-industry innovator with expertise in environmental forensics, environmental toxicology, environmental risk assessment, analytical chemistry, data quality assurance, litigation support, hydrogeological investigation and monitoring, environmental site assessment, environmental risk management, remediation engineering and project management.

"NRC-IRAP is playing an important role in the success of our company," said Dr. Court Sandau, president of TRIUM Environmental Solutions Inc. "The financial support we are receiving from NRC-IRAP will help us to continue developing innovative environmental remediation 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 www.actionplan.gc.ca.

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