International Minerals Innovation Institute Develops a Mining Minerals Research Cluster in Collaboration with the Universities of Regina and Saskatchewan
January 28, 2016 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Western Economic Diversification Canada
The Government of Canada and the International Minerals Innovation Institute (IMII) today announced that the IMII, on behalf of its potash industry and provincial government members, has entered into research funding agreements with the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan. These agreements will see the development of the Mining Materials Research Cluster in Saskatchewan, which will conduct research into the corrosion of materials used in the fabrication of mineral processing and mining equipment used in Saskatchewan’s potash industry.
Under the terms of the agreements, the IMII will fund the Research Cluster for four years to a maximum of $1,200,000. It will be supported by funding from the Government of Canada through Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and MITACS.