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Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Expands Beyond Petrochemicals

A shift is taking place in Alberta’s industrial heartland as the province’s economy builds on the success of its petrochemical processing sector towards other energy sources and new manufacturing ventures.

“We have a team of people inside our shop, that when they’re looking at promoting project opportunities, they’re having conversations around biofuels or solar farms or critical mineral refining,” said Mark Plamondon, executive director of Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association. “It’s a significant diversification away from the historical oil upgrading and refining projects.”

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