Cleantech

Western WaterTech Accelerator Launched

A new water cleantech accelerator has been launched in western Canada.  WaterNEXT (not to be confused with Water Canada’s Water’s Next) was launched in Alberta on September 12th to help develop the next generation of Canadian water technologies and solutions. Water Next will introduce entrepr ...

Continental Access, Key to Canadian Water Cleantech Success

The renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement is underway. Canadian corporate executives are, with good reason, concerned that a new wave of protectionism could wash across the continent. Donald Trump, who campaigned on promises to force U.S. governments to Buy American threatened to ...

Ottawa Cleantech Company Posts $7.4M in Third Quarter

BluMetric Environmental Inc., an Ottawa-based cleantech company involved in water resource protection and rehabilitation, announced revenue of $7.4 million and net income of $70,000 in the unaudited results for its third quarter ended June 30, 2017. Financial Highlights Year-to-date revenue is $22 ...

Ontario Creates Low Carbon Innovation Fund to Accelerate Cleantech

The Government of Ontario has announced a new fund to support cleantech projects, in concept and commercialization, that reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). The Low Carbon Innovation Fund (LCIF) will support emerging, innovative technologies in areas such as alternative energy generation and con ...

Canadian cleantech venture capital headed in wrong direction

It appears that venture capital activity in the cleantech sector is headed for a down year. According to figures released by the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA) this week, there were 18 venture capital deals, totalling $84 million in the first half 2017. ...

Cleantech innovation fund from CGA now accepting applications

The Canadian Gas Association’s (CGA) Natural Gas Innovation Fund (NGIF) has put out a call for submissions for funding. The goal of the fund is to support research, demonstration and deployment of projects across the country.  ...

Dalhousie lands federal cleantech research dollars

Research on the measurement of methane emissions at Dalhousie University has received an injection of money from the federal government. The project is getting $482,000.  ...

BluMetric Awarded New Contracts in Central America in Excess of $1 Million

BluMetric Environmental, an Ottawa-based cleantech company, is pleased to announce two new sales in Central America valued at more than $1 million cumulatively. These contract demonstrate the success of BluMetric’s Americas strategy, to target sectors that enable the company to focus on spec ...

Turning Canada’s cleantech strengths into competitive export advantage

A new report from the Conference Board of Canada says that even though Canada has seen its share of the international clean technology export market decline over the last decade, its existing strengths put the country in a good place to capitalize on the growing transition to a low-carbon economy. ...

Canada shows big improvement in cleantech ranking

With a first place for available funding and a second for early entrepreneurship, Canada has jumped three spots in a global cleantech ranking to hit the number 4 position. The 2017 Global Cleantech Innovation Index (GCII) was released this week by the Cleantech Group and WWF with support from other ...