SD Tech Fund Awards $58.6M in Clean Technology Grants to 14 Companies

SD Tech Fund Awards $58.6M in Clean Technology Grants to 14 Companies

The Government of Canada has awarded 14 innovative companies government funding for clean technology development projects. These cleantech projects will create jobs, provide solutions for a variety of environmental challenges, and help Canada meet its climate change goals. 14 Canadian companies have received a combined total of $58,600,000 in cleantech grants from the Sustainable Development…

NSERC Collaborative Research & Development: P2G Project Awarded $360k

NSERC Collaborative Research & Development: P2G Project Awarded $360k

In 2016, the installed wind power in Canada was ~12,000 MW (6% of the electricity demand), with Ontario and Quebec generating the highest share. Energy created from the wind is shifting and irregular, making energy storage very important to not only maintain order, but also to address the geographical gap between energy supply and demand….

SD Tech Fund: Clean Technology Grants for Canadian Innovators

SD Tech Fund: Clean Technology Grants for Canadian Innovators

Canadian clean technology developers often face difficulties when bringing new ideas and innovations to market. Limited access to capital and difficulty finding end-users that can offer input during the development process are two reasons why Canadian firms struggle to compete with global competition, but this doesn’t have to be the case. Resources are available to…

Canadian Communities Receive $12.1M in Climate Change Grants

Canadian Communities Receive $12.1M in Climate Change Grants

As climate changes are continuing to occur throughout many regions of Canada, municipalities are developing and implementing innovative green solutions. This is to ensure communities are safe, healthy, and sustainable places for residents to live. To expand these efforts for environmentally friendly solutions, communities across Canada have recently received government support for climate change resiliency,…

Ignite Pitch Competition: Support for Ontario Energy Innovation

Ignite Pitch Competition: Support for Ontario Energy Innovation

Partner with OPG in the 2018 Ignite Competition Ontario is known as a leader in low-carbon electricity generation. Investments in clean technologies have long been a goal for Ontario’s electrical system, which has benefited Ontarians and businesses alike. Adopting innovative, clean technologies today helps shift towards a more sustainable grid and enables Ontario to benefit…

$17.4M in Canadian Government Funding Awarded for Xylitol Production

$17.4M in Canadian Government Funding Awarded for Xylitol Production

The Government of Canada and the Province of Quebec have recently awarded clean technology grants to Fortress Global Enterprises, a Vancouver company making biomass-based products. The funding will directly support construction of a xylitol demonstration plant for Fortress Global Enterprises’ dissolving pulp mill in Thurso, Quebec to test an innovative process for making xylitol. A…

Emissions Reduction Alberta BEST Challenge

Emissions Reduction Alberta BEST Challenge

Up to 40% of Alberta’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are produced by electricity generation, transportation, and biological industries (including agriculture, forestry, and waste management). Minimizing the environmental impacts of these three areas is critical, but lack of clean technologies (cleantech) is preventing many companies from adopting these sorts of innovations. To succeed in a low-carbon…

Atlantic Canada Receives $2.8M in Climate Change Grants Through MCIP

Atlantic Canada Receives $2.8M in Climate Change Grants Through MCIP

Shifts in weather patterns are continuing to occur throughout many regions of Canada, and municipalities need to be prepared to deal with the fluctuations. Saint John, New Brunswick and the County of Annapolis, Nova Scotia have recently received federal government funding for cleantech projects to increase their resilience against climate change. The funding will allow…

Energy Innovation Program Awards $2.2M In Clean Technology Grants

Energy Innovation Program Awards $2.2M In Clean Technology Grants

Canada continues to transition and evolve to support a low-carbon future and reduce pollution. One of the industries making changes is the Canadian oil and gas sector. Recently, two Alberta businesses received federal government funding for projects to reduce methane emissions and help Canada achieve long term climate goals. Clearstone Engineering Ltd. and Patro Research…

Oil Sands Innovation Challenge Awards $71M in GHG Technology Grants

Oil Sands Innovation Challenge Awards $71M in GHG Technology Grants

Nine oil sands producers in Alberta, Canada have been awarded with Alberta government funding. The companies chosen to receive cleantech grants had projects dedicated to reducing greenhouse gases (GHG) at a competitive cost using advanced innovative technology. In turn, these projects will be help increase the global competitiveness of Alberta’s oil sands industry. Emissions Reduction…