Biochar: The Oldest New Thing You’ve Never Heard Of

…but if you have been following our blog, we know you’re a biochar expert by now! Here is an interesting talk from engineer Wae Nelson about increasing soil fertility while simultaneously sequestering carbon through the use of biochar! ...

The Problems with Landfills

Urbanization and modernization causes major issues with waste mitigation. Since humans have departed our nomadic lifestyle, we have developed ways to deal with the waste in our daily lives, one of the most effective ways being burying it in the ground. Prior to the...

Wood Waste

What is wood waste? Wood waste is the end-of-life of wood products, trees, or some combination of both. Wood waste is an ever growing problem across the world, especially in Alberta, where tipping fees for wood can range up to $150/ton, and that’s not even including...

Halfway There

The steps we are taking towards a more sustainable future are comparable to a walking pace. We will get to the end goal eventually, which is the use of clean energy on a mass scale, but it will take a long time. It is imperative to have an end goal in mind, but we...

Moving Day!

This was an exciting week for all of us at IRSI. After months of hard work our Ulysses system is completed. This past Monday we have moved the Ulysses out of the fabrication shop! At 60 feet long, moving the Ulysses was no easy task. It took two cranes to lift the...

IRSI on CJSR’S Terra Informa

A few weeks back at IRSI was interviewed by our friends at Terra Informa, an award winning environmental radio show that has its roots in Edmonton but is now broadcasted in over fifty communities throughout Canada. In the interview, IRSI talks about our Ulysses...