Carbon Capture and Storage: The Quest to Reduce Atmospheric Emissions
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Carbon Capture and Storage: The Quest to Reduce Atmospheric Emissions

When the Government of Canada signed the United Nations’ (UN) Paris agreement earlier this year, they joined a global partnership of countries dedicated to reducing atmospheric greenhouse gasses (GHG). Their goal was ambitious – reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% from 2005 levels by 2030. Since signing this agreement, the Government of Canada have made several investments into clean,…

Why GHG Consultants Should Become Qualified by the CME SMART Green Grant
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Why GHG Consultants Should Become Qualified by the CME SMART Green Grant

Please Note: The CME SMART Green program is now closed. Please explore active government funding programs. The CME SMART Green Program assists Ontario-based manufacturers to adopt innovative technologies that increase productivity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). Manufacturers may apply for up to 50% of project expenses to a maximum $200,000 per facility, or up…

FedDev Ontario Devotes $4.63M to Support Energy Efficiency
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FedDev Ontario Devotes $4.63M to Support Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency is creating new opportunities for innovative, solution-oriented Canadian businesses. Across the world, consumers are demanding energy-efficient systems to replace old, outdated ones; this is especially true with building and property management. Although equipment and machinery located within buildings is becoming more sophisticated, the system used to deliver power has remained relatively unchanged. This…

Dajcor Aluminum Awarded Over $1M in Ontario Business Grants
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Dajcor Aluminum Awarded Over $1M in Ontario Business Grants

Dajcor Aluminum Ltd. engineers and manufacturers extruded and fabricated metal components. Their products are used for a range of industries, including the automotive, construction, marine, and indoor plumbing sectors. The Chatham-Kent, Ontario-based business has been in operations since 2010 and now maintains 140 employees. The aluminum manufacturer was recently announced as recipients of over $1…

An Increasingly Convenient Truth: Climate Change’s Business Potential
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An Increasingly Convenient Truth: Climate Change’s Business Potential

In 2016, Canada’s Liberal Party placed a tremendous focus on environmental and economic issues. This is clearly evidenced in their Real Change program, which contrasts the strategic differences between them and the previously elected Conservative Party. Publications on Canada’s clean technology (cleantech) sector note that Canada lost between 41-71% of its market share globally since…

Energy Innovation Program (EIP) CleanTech Grants
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Energy Innovation Program (EIP) CleanTech Grants

The Government of Canada’s vision for a low-carbon economy has created numerous opportunities for businesses across the country. New incentives, such as the Energy Innovation Program (EIP), provide small business grants for clean technology research and development. This critical source of research and development funding helps companies bring their innovations to market faster, and strengthens…

$25M+ in Automotive Supplier Innovation Program (ASIP) Research Grants Awarded
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$25M+ in Automotive Supplier Innovation Program (ASIP) Research Grants Awarded

Canada’s innovation economy is transforming how the automotive industry competes with global manufacturers. Canadian automotive suppliers must work smarter and develop new technologies or processes that enable clean, efficient automobiles to be created. To incentivize this transition, the Canadian federal government created the Automotive Supplier Innovation Program (ASIP) to support investment into research and development…

How Lightweight Vehicles Are Transforming the Automotive Industry
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How Lightweight Vehicles Are Transforming the Automotive Industry

New vehicle innovations are reshaping the automotive industry at a more rapid pace than ever before.  Global manufacturers are developing new products and processes at an accelerated rate, which is helping the automotive industry to become more efficient and technologically advanced. One of the major trends leading this revolution is the lightening of vehicles throughout…

Ontario Government Grants Assist the Growth of 24 Agricultural Businesses
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Ontario Government Grants Assist the Growth of 24 Agricultural Businesses

As a continued push towards supporting one of Ontario’s pivotal industries, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) announced earlier this year that 24 small and mid-sized agricultural businesses from Barrie and Dufferin Country will receive Ontario government grants. Funding provided to these companies is being awarded from the Growing Forward 2…

What is the Ontario Cap and Trade Program?
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What is the Ontario Cap and Trade Program?

With cap and trade programs making an increasing appearance in news headlines, Ontario businesses should be aware of the carbon tax regulations that are coming into effect. Ontario’s Cap and Trade regulation went into force on July 1, 2016 and will officially launch on January 1, 2017, which businesses should look at closely, as energy-based…