Richmond Business News – September 2021

Sanmar Shipyards and Corvus Energy have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the objective of equipping and building zero-emission and hybrid tugs. From Left: Gary Dockerty,  Ipek Gurun, Ronald Hansen, Ruchan Civgin, Vimal Choy and Roger Rosvold.

(Photo: Sanmar Shipyards)

Below is a collection of local news success stories that showcase both innovation and resilience. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #RichmondHasHeart when sharing your stories.

Lafarge’s Richmond, B.C. plant hits major CO2 capture milestone

Despite the challenges caused by COVID-19, a first-of-its-kind pilot project to capture industrial levels of CO2emissions from the Lafarge Canada cement plan in Richmond, B.C., has reached a major milestone.

Journal of Commerce • July 30

Fastest-Growing Companies series: Herbaland Naturals Inc. co-founders Musharah Syed and Aisha Yang

The nutritional gummies business is booming as people pay more attention to their health.

Business in Vancouver •  August 31

Nature’s Path co-founders donate $1 million to support clinical care and research at VGH

The founders and co-owners of Nature’s Path — a family-operated Richmond company and one of the world leaders in organic food manufacturing and distribution — have recently made a $1 million donation to VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation.

VGH Foundation • August 25

2 Richmond companies helping advance use of hydrogen, zero emisson vehicle tech

IRDI System Inc. is receiving funding from the province’s CleanBC Go Electric Advanced Research and Commercialization Program

Business in Vancouver • August 25

Vancouver Airport Authority Maintains AA- Credit Rating with Outlook Upgraded to Stable

S&P Global Ratings affirmed its AA- long-term issuer credit and senior unsecured debt ratings on Vancouver Airport Authority.

YVR • August 19

Corvus Energy and Sanmar Shipyards sign MoU to develop a new range of zero-emission and hybrid tugs

The agreement has been signed during European Tug Owners Association Meeting held in Turku and aims to develop a new range zero-emission and hybrid tugs based on Robert Allan design.

Corvus Energy • September 2

MDA awarded contract for Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Martian Moons Exploration Mission

MDA will be providing two redundant flight units (laser range finder – LRF) altimeters and one engineering development unit (EDU) LRF altimeter.

MDA • September 14

Richmond health-food business wins provincial award

Richmond-based Organika Health Products Inc. has been awarded for innovation at the 2021 BC Food and Beverage Awards.

Richmond News • September 19

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