UGT partners with Eosense to offer worldclass soil gas instruments in Germany
February 08, 2018

 

 

 

 

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Mind the methane: Measuring potent greenhouse gas emissions from aging fossil fuel sites
July 31, 2017

With $482,000 in funding from Natural Resources Canada’s Energy Innovation Program, Dr. Wach’s Basin & Reservoir Lab is joining forces with researchers at St. Francis Xavier University (St. FX), University of New Brunswick (UNB), University of Waterloo and industry partners like Eosense to tackle the Gas Seepage Project (GaSP) — the first of its kind in Canada. It’s phase one of a methane mitigation initiative in the Maritimes focused on legacy sites.

 

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Demone, StFX Back Eosense
January 31, 2017

Cleantech startup Eosense has found new backing from former High Liner Foods CEO Henry Demone and from St. Francis Xavier University, the institution where Eosense was born.

 

 

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Propel ICT announces first batch of companies in new growth program
January 27, 2017

 

Moncton-based Propel ICT, a startup accelerator for Atlantic Canada companies, has announced the first companies selected for its new Growth program.

 

 

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ENTREVESTOR: Dartmouth’s Eosense gains profile with gas-detection devices
December 14, 2015

Eosense, the Dartmouth company that makes instruments to detect gases escaping from the ground, is appearing at the American Geophysical Union this week with three new products on display.

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Eosense Delivers a Revolutionary Soil Carbon Dioxide Flux Sensor for Field Research
December 14, 2015

Eosense delivers the revolutionary eosFD portable soil carbon dioxide flux sensor, featuring built-in data logging and impressively low power consumption. Its standalone design enables deployment of arrays that span metres to kilometres of spatial coverage, opening up new possibilities for field researchers.

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Rugged Portability from New Eosense Greenhouse Gas Soil Flux System for Field Research
December 10, 2015

Eosense, a specialist in environmental gas monitoring devices, today announces the new eosMX-P portable recirculating multiplexer alongside of the updated eosAC soil flux chamber. Both devices now offer support for the Los Gatos Research (LGR) Ultraportable Greenhouse Gas Analyzers

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ENTREVESTOR: Links to universities improve startups’ chances
September 02, 2015

 

Revenue at Forerunner, which grew out of research conducted at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, increased 150 per cent in 2014, and was on pace to rise 80 per cent this year. The company is forecasting almost 70 per cent revenue growth in 2016..

 


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Forerunner Research’s soil technology on brink of something big
April 01, 2015

Forerunner’s technology was developed at a St. Francis Xavier University lab run by David Risk, and is gaining traction mainly with researchers but also with energy companies. The company’s clients include University of California at Berkeley, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Exclusive: Houston energy accelerator Surge names new class of companies, rebrands
February 17, 2015

Houston-based and widely known Surge Accelerator — now named Surge Ventures LLC — has kicked off its fourth class of companies.

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“Greenhouse gas detector business taking off for St. F.X. grads, prof”
December 15, 2014

Forerunner Research Inc., founded by three St. Francis Xavier University grads and their earth sciences professor, David Risk, embodies the homegrown high-tech startups that Ray Ivany’s oft-cited report says this province needs more of.

The company designs and builds gas-sniffing technology, patented by the team during their tenure at the Antigonish university, at the Innovacorp entrepreneurial incubation facility in Dartmouth.

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Picarro: Eosense brings membrane technology to simplify soil gas efflux measurements
October 31, 2013

This is why I am so excited by a new development out of Saint Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia where Prof. David Risk and his students have developed a novel, ultra-simple soil chamber using membrane technology. I recently spoke with two of Prof. David Risk’s former graduate students, Nick Nickerson and Gordon McArthur, who have started a company called Eosense to bring the new chamber to the soil science community.

 

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N.S. tech firm’s future lies in harsh climates
June 26, 2013

Forerunner Research is one of the four semi-finalists in The Globe and Mail’s Small Business Challenge Contest. The 2012 contest drew more than 1,000 entries, and a panel of 9 judges selected the semi-finalists. The winner of the $100,000 business grant will be announced in September. The other three semi-finalists are Livestock Water Recyling Inc.RecycleSmart Solutions Inc. and Northern Canadian Supplies Ltd.

 

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Probes monitor hidden greenhouse gas
October 05, 2010

Probes to monitor soil-source greenhouse gas emission are poised to be launched around the world to help in the fight against climate change and rising atmospheric CO2 levels. The breakthrough technology is the brainchild of Dave Risk, St. F.X. Department of Earth Sciences and the Environmental Sciences Centre, as well as his colleagues and students from St. F.X. Environmental Science Research Centre.

 

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Major projects ready to take wing from Dr. Dave Risk’s Flux Lab
January 07, 2010

When your research is devoted to helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions, it’s exciting when the technologies you’ve developed gain momentum. In Dr. Dave Risk’s Flux Lab on the StFX campus, no less than five major projects are ready to take wing.

 

 

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