Based out of Edmonton, Alberta, Boreal Laser Inc. has been developing and manufacturing laser based gas detection solutions since 1993. To date, they have installations in over 45 countries, and their products are used in a variety of industries.

TECTERRA supported Boreal Laser through the following programs: Industry Investment Program, Tradeshow Attendance Program and Commercialization Support Services Program.

“For the past few years, TECTERRA has provided valuable assistance to Boreal Laser not only for product development, but also for technology commercialization. We have made many valuable connections through TECTERRA’s network of portfolio companies.”

– Kyle MacDonald, Products Manager

Services: Boreal Laser’s products are used for the protection of life and the preservation of the environment so quality and reliability are never sacrificed in favour of lower cost. By sourcing materials and components from high quality, reputable suppliers, they have adopted lean manufacturing principles to deliver high quality products as efficiently as possible. As a result, most of the instruments Boreal Laser delivered in its early years are still in operation almost two decades later.

Geomatics Discipline(s): Remote Sensing (aerial, satellite and ground based)

Industry Sector(s) Supported: Energy, Environmental Protection & Management, Mining, Utilities

Product Example(s): Using state of the art detection technology Boreal Laser’s GasFinders can detect Hydrogen Fluoride (HF), Hydrogen Chloride (HCl), Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S), Ammonia (NH3), Methane (CH4), Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Hydrogen Cyanide (HCN), Ethylene (C2H4) and Acetylene (C2H2) with no interference from other gases. This makes them ideal for aluminum smelters, oil refineries, petrochemical and chemical plants, gas production and processing, brick and ceramics manufacturing, and agricultural emissions research. Boreal Laser’s GasFinder has been adopted and used in over 22 countries worldwide.

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