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November 5, 2007 - Edmonton

Alberta Research Council President John McDougall held a bell ringing today to celebrate ARC’s “Nobel Laureate.” Co-chairs from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore, sent letters of recognition to contributors on IPCC’s award winning submission, including ARC’s Dr. Bill Gunter. Gunter is a world-renowned expert on carbon dioxide capture and storage.

IPCC officials wrote about sharing the prize with Gore before adding, “This makes all of you a Nobel laureate and we, as co-chairs, want to congratulate you wholeheartedly with this exceptional recognition.”

Gunter is quick to downplay his accomplishment and share the spotlight. He says two other Albertans also received letters, which speaks to the respect scientists in this province garner around the world. He also salutes the work of his team at ARC. The humble scientist adds, “I think, by osmosis, I am a 'tiny' part of the Nobel Peace Prize - probably on the molecular level!”

The two other Albertans who received letters are Stefan Bachu of the Alberta Geological Survey, who was at the bell ringing, and David Keith from the University of Calgary.

ARC stages a “bell ringing” to call employees together to hear about the most recent accomplishment at ARC.
 

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