Energy and Resources
Whether maximizing potential for use of wind, solar, geothermal, or biomass energy as part of a circular economy; improving systems for battery storage or microgrid connectivity; or looking at automation, autonomous operations or tailings remediation in mining, SLICE works with industry and community partners to solve challenges in key energy and resource areas.
Centres and facilities
The Energy and Resources Lab is located at Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Moose Jaw campus. This facility provides the hub for energy-related applied research and training programs, with a focus on alternative energy technologies, smart grids, and energy efficient home construction.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic is a partner organization in the Mining Innovation Commercialization Accelerator (MICA). Working to accelerate the development and commercialization of innovative clean technologies in the mining sector, MICA is expected to position Canada as a global leader in sustainable mining as well as cleantech development.
Meet the team
Paul Labbe, MBA
Expertise: mining, mineral processing, automation, maintenance and reliability systems, continuous miner machine design, exploration phase pre-feasability/feasibility studies, detail design, engineer procure construction management
Ravi Jassar, PhD, P.Eng.
Instructor and Researcher
Expertise: renewable energy, energy efficiency and management, building systems, thermal and power engineering
Kurt Soucy, P. Eng.
Program Head and Instructor, Mechanical Engineering Technology
Expertise: energy and fluid systems, material science
Danielle Faris, Geological Technologist, FCP
Program Head, Mining Engineering Technology
Expertise: geology, mine ventilation