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    Finalists Chosen For This Years Yukon Innovation Prize

    This years prize theme is clean technology (photo courtesy of Yukon College)

    Finalists for this years prize include Cody Reaume and Thomas Jacquin,Sabrina Clarke, Shane Wolffe and Michael Gerasimoff.

    Multiple finalists have been announced for this years "clean technology" themed Yukon Innovation Prize.

     While the four finalists have already received $10,000 in prize money, one lucky winner will get $60,000 towards the development of their own innovative project during an announcement by Yukon College in June.

     One of the projects includes Michael Gerasimoff's initiative, which aims to create a device around stoves and other wood burning appliances to remove the harmful particulates emitted from them.

     Gerasimoff says his prototype is already in the works. 

     "It's a device placed in the smoke stack somewhere above the stove. The prototype stage will also look at options either putting this directly above the stove or on the roof at the point of exit for the smokestack. 

     Gerasimoff says his device will attempt to eradicate the smallest of the particles which can travel into your blood stream.

     The finalists now will have two months to develop their ideas to show their ideas economic viability and to submit their refined proposals to the judges.

    The Yukon Innovations Prize started in 2014 by Yukon College and Yukon Government's Department of Economic Development.

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