Centre for Boreal Research

The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), Peace River, Alberta
What the facility does

Research on native plant and seed delivery for forest and peatland reclamation

Area(s) of Expertise

The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) Centre for Boreal Research conducts applied research on plant and seed technologies that builds the capacity of oil and gas companies, reclamation SMEs, and First Nations Communities in order to meet ecological standards for the reclamation of well sites, resource roads, and pipeline corridors.

Research Services

Native seed harvesting, seed viability, seed storage and longevity, seed enhancement, greenhouse production, field establishment

Sectors of Application
  • Energy (renewable and fossil)
  • Environmental technologies and related services
  • Forestry and forest-based industries

Specialized lab

Equipment

Function

Research Greenhouse

Research Greenhouse

2,600 square feet

Research Greenhouse

Controlled growing spaces (3)

 

Research Greenhouse

Heating and cooling system

 

Research Greenhouse

Irrigation system

 

Research Greenhouse

Fertilizer mixers

 

Soils Laboratory

Soils Laboratory

1,800 square feet

Soils Laboratory

Soil mixer

 
Soils Laboratory Walk-in freezer  

Soils Laboratory

Walk-in refrigerator

 

Soils Laboratory

Seed counter

 

Soils Laboratory

Seed cleaner

 

Soils Laboratory

Column blower

 

Soils Laboratory

Seed Coater and Pelletizer

 

Soils Laboratory

Autoclave

 

Soils Laboratory

Sieve shaker

 

Soils Laboratory

Drying Ovens

 

Soils Laboratory

Soil grinders and mixers

 

Clean Laboratory

Clean Laboratory

1,200 square feet

Clean Laboratory

Stereo microscopes

 

Clean Laboratory

Lab benches

 

Clean Laboratory

Fume hood

 

Clean Laboratory

Fridge and freezer

 

Clean Laboratory

Germination chambers

 

Clean Laboratory

Growth chamber

 

Clean Laboratory

Seed Moisture Tester

 

Clean Laboratory

Micro Weighing balance

 

Clean Laboratory

UV-vis spectrometer

Ultraviolet–visible spectroscopy

Clean Laboratory

pH and EC meter

Water quality tester – acidity/ alkalinity and electrical conductivity

Clean Laboratory

Leaf Porometer

 

Clean Laboratory

Field Scout pH meter

 

Clean Laboratory

Sample Shaker

 

Clean Laboratory

Water bath

 

Clean Laboratory

SPAD-502 meter

Chlorophyll meter

Clean Laboratory

Water purification system

 

HQP Training Laboratory (NAIT metro, Edmonton)

Walk-in freezer

 

HQP Training Laboratory (NAIT metro, Edmonton)

Germination chambers

 

HQP Training Laboratory (NAIT metro, Edmonton)

Environmental controls

 

HQP Training Laboratory (NAIT metro, Edmonton)

Autoclave

 

HQP Training Laboratory (NAIT metro, Edmonton)

Precision balances

 

HQP Training Laboratory (NAIT metro, Edmonton)

Micrologger

 

  • Paramount Resources
  • Higher Ground Consulting
  • Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.
  • Apache Canada
  • Shell Canada Ltd.
  • Daishowa-Marubeni International Ltd.
  • PennWest Exploration
  • Woodmere Nurseries
  • PRT Beaverlodge
  • Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
  • Memorial University
  • Wild Rose Consulting
  • InnoTech Alberta