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CMC network researcher David Wilkinson one of CCEMC first round winners

Dr. David Wilkinson, CMC-funded researcher and Professor with the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of British Columbia, is one of 24 winners for the first round of the Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation‘s (CCEMC) Grand Challenge: Innovative Carbon Uses.

The announcement that $12 million in funding was awarded to 24 organizations was made at CCEMC’s Zero 2014 conference in Edmonton on April 15.

Wilkinson and colleagues from UBC are working on a project titled A coupled CO2and wastewater treatment process to create high value gas-oil field chemicals.  Read more here.


Internet Security Advisory – Carbon Commons shielded from Heartbleed bug

The Carbon Commons runs on a server using the latest OpenSSL technology, which protects users from potential Heartbleed bug exploits that have made headlines recently.  While we do not believe there has been any illegitimate access to the Carbon Commons prior to our update of OpenSSL, we recommend that users change their passwords.  This is good practice advisable for any web site where personal credentials are used.


To change your Carbon Commons password, logon to the Carbon Commons.  From the home page click on “Settings” (fourth item on the top menu bar).  The Settings page will enable you to enter a new password of your choice.  If you do not remember your password, ensure you are logged out, and from the home page, select “Forgot Password” in the top left-hand side login box and a new password will be sent to you.

If you require assistance or have any questions please contact support@carboncommons.ca

More information on the Heartbleed bugon April 7, 2014 OpenSSL announced a vulnerability in its transport layer security (TLS) heartbeat extension code, which became known as the Heartbleed bug.  This vulnerability allows reading the memory of unprotected systems and therefore enables access to the secret keys used to identify the service provider and encrypt the traffic.


CMC building Canadian team for international decarbonization project

Imagine the year is 2050.  The world is on track to achieve a 2C long term temperature increase consistent with a 450 ppm atmospheric CO2concentration.  The Gross World Economy has tripled since 2014, averaging 3% annual growth.  The population globally has grown to 9.6 billion people.

While climate change mitigation work is not done, the hard work required to stay within the global carbon budget has been aggressively tackled, AND we live in a prosperous world.  There is no talk of “burden sharing” in this future.

What does Canada’s industrial infrastructure and economy look like?  What are our major exports and who are our customers? What is life like for those of us who are still around?  

Read more here: http://www.cmc-nce.ca/cmc-building-canadian-team-for-international-decarbonization-project/


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