Alberta and Air Liquide to promote new technology opportunities
Premier Rachel Notley signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Air Liquide that aims to bring new ideas and technologies to keeping Alberta’s environment clean, developing our energy responsibly and helping keep Albertans healthy.
The Government of Alberta will work closely with the Air Liquide Group to identify and pursue mutual opportunities in areas such as clean technology, advanced water technology solutions and health.
“Research and innovation have a critical role to play in building a strong, diversified economy. Alberta innovators are at the forefront of developing key technologies that will help reduce carbon emissions and support the transition to a low carbon economy. Today’s MOU signing is good news for Alberta as we work to position the province on the cutting edge of research, innovation and commercialization.”
The MOU will promote increased co-operation between Air Liquide and Alberta’s industry, innovation system and research community to create new business opportunities through commercialization of innovative products, processes and technology solutions.
“I am delighted by this collaboration that connects the resources of Air Liquide and Alberta’s innovation system enabling a range of innovative solutions to address emerging trends in health-care, digital, energy and environment. This MOU reflects our commitment to pursue the transition toward ecological solutions to the benefit of our customers, patients and communities.”
Air Liquide is a world leader in gases, technologies and services for industry and health, and does business in 80 countries. In Canada, Air Liquide supplies the aeronautics, automobile, agri-food, chemical, defence, electronics, energy, metallurgy, metal fabrication, mining and health-care sectors.
The MOU signing comes on the third day of meetings during Premier Notley’s mission to the United Nations 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris.