Interviewed by the Canadian magazine The Western Producer last July, Ross Guenther, head of business development at Logiag, announced that the launch of Laserag in Western Canada is to be expected in the near future.
Developed in partnership with the National Research Council Canada, Laserag relies on laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) technology, usually used by the pharmaceutical and mining industries. The laser performs 3,000 tests per sample and the results are the average of these analyses. In Quebec, where Laserag was launched for the first time, thousands of samples were analyzed with this technology.
No official date has been set for the availability of this service in Western Canada, as the company is currently working to complete the calibration of the soil in the territory and to create maps to geolocate samples. Although the analysis laboratory is located in Montreal, Quebec, Logiag plans to offer local service.