Macro

 

Improve stability of metal infrastructure

The predicted costs associated with the inspection, maintenance, and replacing transportation, energy, and infrastructure due to corroding metal is persistent, and estimated at $2.5 trillion/year globally, and $66 billion/year in Canada.  When we consider the move toward green energy infrastructure these costs are much higher. For example, the cost of remedying metal coating failures for offshore wind energy infrastructure is 50-100 times higher offshore than onshore.

Our research at the macro level focusses on developing  enhanced anti-corrosion coatings for transportation and green energy infrastructure. The development of enhanced anti-corrosion coating materials will not only reduce costs associated with metal corrosion but will also encourage the adoption of green energy technology supporting Canada’s commitment to lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

If you are interested in learning more about our current projects at the macro level please contact our Managing Director, Jyoti Kotecha.

Macro research infographics