May 2007

May 18

Technology agreements with China to help bolster Alberta's knowledge economy
Edmonton... Significant opportunities for new partnerships in research, business and adult learning have been created during a week-long mission to expand Alberta's role as a global leader in technology industries and to develop knowledge-workers. Doug Horner, Minister of Alberta Advanced Education and Technology, wrapped up the mission to strengthen relations between Alberta and China with the signing of two technology agreements, bringing the total agreements signed on this trip to four.

May 17

Ag biotech research to grow from an Alberta-China approach
Harbin, China... New research into plant and animal traits and new opportunities to commercialize technologies may take root from the exchange of ideas between the best and brightest minds in agricultural biotechnology on two continents.

May 16

Alberta's green technology to help meet China's power needs
 Harbin, China... Alberta's success in producing bioenergy from agricultural waste could soon turn an operational cost and environmental problem for Chinese farmers into a source of self-sufficient electricity and new revenue. The IMUS™ biogas system, originally developed by the Alberta Research Council, Highmark Renewables and its partners, is being adapted for small-scale use in the Chinese market with help from the Alberta government.

May 15

Alberta strengthens ties with China in education and research
Edmonton... Alberta and China have strengthened collaboration in education and science and technology through two new agreements, part of many initiatives being carried out by the Alberta government during a week-long mission in China.

May 10

Alberta's friendship with China will pay off for province's education, technology and business sectors
Edmonton... A multi-year concerted effort by the Alberta government to open China's trading doors has yielded new intercontinental alliances that will help build a better Alberta and may improve the quality of life for people here, across Canada and around the globe.

May 02

Alberta invests $130-million in ‘the science of small’
Edmonton … Investing in ‘the science of small’ will help generate huge returns for Albertans, said Premier Ed Stelmach, unveiling the province’s strategy to capture a $20-billion market share of the world’s burgeoning nanotechnology market.