“The lotus leaf has given us a wonderful example of a self-cleaning system, designed by nature. ”

– Queen's chemist Dr. Guojun Liu on his amphiphobic materials


Kingston's Confederation Place Hotel installing energy-saving solar hot water heating technology

 Aug. 22, 2005 

KINGSTON, ON – Patented solar-powered hot water heating technology developed at Queen's University in partnership with EnerWorks, Inc. of London, ON will soon be providing the hot water supply for Kingston's Confederation Place Hotel and Conference Centre. 

The 94-room facility is the first commercial user in Eastern Canada to enjoy lower utility bills from installing the Enerworks energy-saving solar hot water technology. 

Performance Plants Inc. solves decades-old drought-tolerance puzzle

July 19, 2005

KINGSTON, ON -- Performance Plants Inc., a spinoff company of Queen's University's PARTEQ Innovations, has announced the successful completion of field trials using a novel technology that enhances crop yield while protecting against drought stress. 

Data gathered from three years of field trials in multiple sites have shown that transgenic canola plants grown with the company's Yield Protection Technology (YPT™) consistently out-yielded the control plants by up to 26 per cent under various water stress and optimal conditions. 

CIHR Commercial Management Fellow to focus on promising life science technologies at Queen’s, KGH

June 6, 2005

For immediate release

KINGSTON, ON -- PARTEQ Innovations, the technology transfer arm of Queen’s University, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Eileen Dent as a Fellow, Commercialization Management, effective June 6. The one-year position is partially funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and is focused on the commercialization of new technologies arising from research in the life sciences. 


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