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$50 million Invested in Water Infrastructure in the Industrial Heartland

Alberta is investing more than $50 million in the Designated Industrial Zone to help boost investment, create jobs and attract major petrochemical projects to the province.   The Designated Industrial Zone (DIZ) in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland (AIH) launched in 2022 to streamline regulatory approvals and support infrastructure development while maintaining

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Fortune Minerals Announces U.S. Government Funding to Accelerate the NICO Critical Minerals Project Development

Expanding domestic production of cobalt for the battery supply chain & energy transition LONDON, Ontario–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Fortune Minerals Limited (TSX: FT) (OTCQB: FTMDF) (“Fortune” or the “Company”) ( is pleased to announce that the United States Department of Defense (“DoD”) has awarded the Company a US$6,380,555 (~C$8.74 million) grant under the Defense

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ATCO Energy Systems Announces Its Largest Ever Energy Infrastructure Project Yellowhead Mainline To Drive Economic Growth In Alberta

CALGARY, AB, May 8, 2024 /CNW/ – Canadian Utilities Limited (TSX: CU) The Yellowhead Mainline will support energy, petrochemical, building materials and hydrogen projects that use natural gas and carbon capture technology to produce products that the world demands with lower emissions than previously possible. The Yellowhead Mainline will also reinforce the

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AIHA Annual Conference 2024

Set against the backdrop of one of Canada’s most vibrant industrial regions, this conference brings together industry leaders, innovators, policymakers, and stakeholders for a dynamic exchange of ideas, insights, and opportunities. Date: September 19, 2024 Venue: Edmonton Convention Centre, Hall D Time: 9 AM-4 PM This 1000-person event sells out

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Opinion: Hydrogen will drive Alberta into the future

Edmonton Journal April 22, 2024 Link to story With the best and brightest of the new energy landscape descending upon Edmonton this week for the Canadian Hydrogen Convention, some praise is due to the industry driving our province into the future while anchoring us in our past and present strengths. 

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Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association Unveils New Logo

Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association (AIHA), the organization that represents economic development for Alberta’s Industrial Heartland (AIH), has launched a new logo and brand identity. “Our new logo encapsulates the essence of Alberta’s Industrial Heartland – Canada’s largest hydrocarbon processing region and a hub of innovation and economic growth,” say Mark

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As Canada’s largest hydrocarbon processing region, our growth outpaces our competitors. Learn more about why global investors believe Alberta’s Industrial Heartland is the right location for their next investment decision.

Canadian Petrochemical Summit

The Summit is an exclusive gathering of the best minds in the Canadian petrochemical industry. Speakers explore current issues and trends affecting the petrochemical and chemical sectors. The event offers specific dialogue on industrial decarbonization and energy transition, Canada’s role in global market demand, national forecasting and trends, and insight into competitive regulatory frameworks.

AIHA’s Annual Conference

This full-day networking conference offers attendees an opportunity to engage with industry experts and elected officials. The program is designed to highlight activity in the Industrial Heartland region, to offer policy-related insights on topics important to our industry, and to provide information on opportunities for investment.