News - Verschuren Centre

Cape Breton University Hosts Eco-Challenge as Part of AUCC Open Doors. Open Knowledge

On November 20, Cape Breton University’s (CBU) Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy & the Environment (Verschuren Centre) is hosting an eco-challenge for close to 40 local high school students, beginning at 9:30 a.m.  It will be a morning filled with learning and engagement, where students will be introduced to the environmental sustainability initiatives currently More »

Biofuel Opportunities key to Co-operation with Cape Breton University

Dr. H. John Harker, President and Vice-Chancellor of Cape Breton University (Nova Scotia/Canada), who will be visiting Henan Agricultural University (HAU) on July 6, sees significant potential in biofuels as a source of shared research that will foster Chinese and Canadian co-operation. One of Dr. Harker’s greatest interests is that of renewable energy. His background More »

Cape Breton University Strengthens Commitment to Renewable Energy

Receives COMFIT Approval for Wind Farm Today, Nova Scotia Minister of Energy Charlie Parker was at Cape Breton University’s (CBU) Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment (CSEE) to announce the newly approved Community Feed-in Tariff (COMFIT) applications, which included a successful Wind Farm submission by CSEE. The project, jointly developed by Cape More »

CBU Creates Global Legacy with Opening of Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment

Cape Breton University officially opened the $31.7 million Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment today with messages of optimism from both the public and private sectors. When funding was announced in 2009, CBU envisioned a facility to demonstrate appreciation and reverence for the natural Cape Breton environment and its unique cultural and More »

Cape Breton University Appoints Chair of CSEE Advisory Board

Cape Breton University is pleased to announce Dr. A. Kevin Francis, LLD, as the inaugural Chair of its Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment (CSEE) Advisory Board. Dr. Francis is a native of Sydney, N.S., with a distinguished business career, including Chairman, President and CEO of Xerox Canada. He is currently president and More »

B. W. BioEnergy Inc. and CBU Awarded ACOA Atlantic Innovation Fund to Demonstrate Green Energy Technology

BioEnergy Inc., in partnership with Cape Breton University’s Centre for Sustainability in Energy & the Environment (CSEE) and Target Hydraulics and Machine Works, was awarded an Atlantic Innovation Fund investment on March 20, valued at $1.7 million over a 3-year period, from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA). With this investment, BioEnergy Inc. will construct, More »