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Round 3 Profile: Vancouver’s AvyStick

August 19th, 2014 by NVBC Admin

Fraser Pogue is better equipping outdoor winter sports enthusiasts by helping them predict the likelihood of an avalanche. Most avalanche fatalities happen because people don’t assess snow conditions properly.

As an avid skier and snowmobiler himself, Pogue created AvyStick, which is plunged into the snow and lets users understand the risk of an avalanche in a matter of seconds. Read more

Round 3 Profile: Vancouver’s Project X Water Technologies

August 16th, 2014 by NVBC Admin

Project X Water Technologies has developed an advanced dialysis process for waste-water treatment targeted towards the oil and gas sector.

The UBC research team innovates new ways to reduce and repurpose carbon emissions. The technology aims to convert CO2 and wastewater, produced in the fracking process, into desalinated water and valuable chemicals. Read more

Round 3 Profile: Vancouver’s Kairama

August 12th, 2014 by NVBC Admin

Kairama provides a straightforward solution for truck fleet operators who want to transition from expensive diesel to cleaner and cheaper natural gas.

With 50 years of experience in commercializing technology products under their belt, co-founders Mike Jackson and Don Gayton developed a novel compressor technology that controls gas heating during compression—similar to the heat that is created when a bicycle’s tire is pumped. Read more