Monthly Archives: January 2018

Canadian Geothermal Power Prospects

Posted on January 29th, 2018 by

The west coast of Canada is part of the pacific ring of fire, an extremely active tectonic margin that encircles the Pacific Ocean. As the pacific ring is characterized by active volcanic zones, a dozen young volcanic edifices and more than one hundred hot springs are present in British Columbia and the Yukon. These features […] READ MORE

Post-modern Sustainability

Posted on January 22nd, 2018 by

“Sustainable development” is a postmodern socio-environmental concept first officially defined in 1987 as the “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the needs of future generations”. Essentially, this definition links economic development to the sustainability of human livelihood. The postmodern era began with important historical events, including the introduction to the internet […] READ MORE

Influence of Impact Velocity on Fragmentation and the Energy Efficiency of Comminution

Posted on January 15th, 2018 by

Mining operations during the last decade have continuously sought out lower operating costs as competition has intensified in the world mining industry. Comminution costs are a significant contribution at 30-40% of the total operating costs, while 3% of the world’s electrical energy and 1.3% of the United States is consumed by this process. Thus, every […] READ MORE

Canadian Geothermal Energy Poised for Takeoff

Posted on January 8th, 2018 by

Geothermal energy is abundant in Canada from coast to coast, particularly in BC and the Yukon; these areas overlie the extremely tectonically active Pacific margin. However, Canada has lagged behind other countries on the Pacific Rim in terms of the development of high temperature geothermal power. The reason for this inactivity can be attributed to […] READ MORE