IESO Conservation Fund: Ontario Energy Efficiency Grants

IESO Conservation Fund: Ontario Energy Efficiency Grants

Energy conservation activities have long been linked to environmentalism, but the shifting economics of energy use, especially in Ontario, has led to many businesses “going green.” There is now a financial case to be made for investing in energy-efficient technologies; higher energy rates and increased global competitiveness are putting pressure on manufacturers and other energy-intensive…

LCIF Grant Spurs CHAR Technologies’ Biocoal Technology Demonstration

LCIF Grant Spurs CHAR Technologies’ Biocoal Technology Demonstration

CHAR Technologies is a cleantech company specializing in biocarbon development. They produce a proprietary activated charcoal-like material called SulfaCHAR that removes hydrogen sulfide from gas. SulfaCHAR, once used for the gas cleaning application, has further use as a sulfur-enriched biofuel for industrial and agricultural purposes. Although CHAR Technologies is well-integrated in the agricultural sector, its…

GreenON Agriculture: CleanTech Grants for Food Producers

GreenON Agriculture: CleanTech Grants for Food Producers

To become more productive and environmentally sustainable, food producers must invest in new, innovative technologies. Although it can be expensive to integrate new equipment and/or processes, these types of projects can drive long-term economic benefits while minimizing negative environmental impacts. Fortunately, government incentives such as the GreenON Agriculture program can help food producers offset the cost of…

Clean Technology Demonstration Program: Cleantech Grants Ontario

Clean Technology Demonstration Program: Cleantech Grants Ontario

Environmental and business sustainability may seem like two very different and disconnected topics. Until recently, it’s been possible for businesses to ignore environmental sustainability in favour of traditional production methods that were more cost-effective. But with so many new technologies emerging that are environmentally sustainable and deliver superior results, companies must shift their mindsets and…

GreenON Food Manufacturing: Food Processing Technology Grants

GreenON Food Manufacturing: Food Processing Technology Grants

Canada’s agriculture and agri-food industry is a top contributor of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. To help create a more sustainable and productive industry, food and beverage processors must be willing to invest in new technologies that reduce GHGs created throughout the production process. Although it can be expensive to integrate new equipment and/or processes, such…

Southwestern Ontario Development Fund (SWODF) Small Business Grants

Southwestern Ontario Development Fund (SWODF) Small Business Grants

Ontario is one of the most ideal provinces in Canada to grow small and medium-sized businesses. The diverse and well-established economic landscape enables companies to scale quickly, and government incentives such as the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund (SWODF) can offset a portion of expenses for strategic growth projects. The Southwestern Ontario Development Fund was created…

Western Diversification Program: 8 CleanTech Projects Awarded $3.5M

Western Diversification Program: 8 CleanTech Projects Awarded $3.5M

Eight Alberta-based non-profits and industry associations have recently been awarded government grants to enhance the clean technology sector. Government funding will enable the organizations to develop new technologies, establish startup working space, and better market technology-based solutions to potential purchasers. Through the Western Diversification Program, a total of $3,485,406 will be divided among successful applicants….

Clean Energy Innovation Program Awards $2.6M to Carbon Capture Project

Clean Energy Innovation Program Awards $2.6M to Carbon Capture Project

Inventys is a Vancouver, British Columbia-based firm that develops clean energy technologies. Recently, the company researched and developed an innovative method for capturing post-combustion carbon dioxide from industrial, natural gas and coal power plants. This technology, known better as the VeloxoTherm process, uses structured adsorbents to separate carbon dioxide from other flue gasses. Carbon dioxide…

TargetGHG Program Awards Funding for Industrial Demonstration Projects

TargetGHG Program Awards Funding for Industrial Demonstration Projects

The Province of Ontario is a global leader in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. As such, it strives to create and implement clean, leading-edge technologies. To encourage the development and commercialization of these technologies, the $45 million TargetGHG funding program was created and has since awarded funding for innovative projects. Recently, the TargetGHG Industrial Demonstration Program…

Western Innovation Initiative (WINN) Awards $3.5M in Small Business Loans

Western Innovation Initiative (WINN) Awards $3.5M in Small Business Loans

The Government of Canada has announced it will invest $3.5 million in funding to support an Alberta-based cleantech expansion project. The project will be carried out by Enerkem Alberta Biofuels, Rho Canada Ventures, and the Waste Management of Canada Corporation. Federal small business loans will help the partners to complete the final phase of a…