Cleantech

Innovation Cluster Launches H2O Makerspace

The Innovation Cluster launched the H2O Makerspace during a public event that celebrated World Water Day on March 21, 2019. Catered towards cleantech startups, the Innovation Cluster will now have access to over 30 pieces of equipment. This equipment will support cleantech companies with research ...

Microplastic Contamination Found in Common Source of Groundwater

A new study is the first to report microplastics in fractured limestone aquifers – a groundwater source that accounts for 25 per cent of the global drinking water supply. The study identified microplastic fibers, along with a variety of medicines and household contaminants, in two aquifer systems ...

Cleantech Group Names Axine Water Technologies in Global Cleantech 100

Industrial wastewater treatment provider Axine Water Technologies was named by Cleantech Group in the prestigious 2019 Global Cleantech 100. The Global Cleantech 100 is an annual guide to the leading companies and themes in sustainable innovation. It features the private, independent, for-profit ...

Government of Canada Announces Funding for Clean Tech Companies

To advance Canada’s climate change goals and help Canada’s innovative clean technology firms grow, the Government of Canada is investing $50 million in venture capital for Canadian clean technology companies through the new Clean Technology Stream of the Venture Capital Catalyst Initiative (VCC ...

Bioindustrial Innovation Canada Invests in Forward Water Technologies

Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC), a not-for-profit business accelerator, has made a strategic investment in Forward Water Technologies (FWT). “Environmental regulations concerning industrial wastewater treatment continue to be increasingly more stringent thereby driving the need for improved ...

Vancouver’s Nano One inks deal with French materials giant Saint-Gobain

Score one for Vancouver cleantech firm Nano One Materials (Nano One Stock Quote, Chart TSXV:NNO). Nano One, which has been perfecting a way to counter the supply strain of lithium that is used in electric car batteries by combining materials at the atomic level instead of the industry standard prac ...

Infrastructure Bank Names its Head of Project Development

Pierre Lavallée, president and chief executive officer of Canada Infrastructure Bank, has announced that François Lecavalier is joining the organization as head of project development effective December 3rd, 2018. Lecavalier has almost 30 years of experience leading infrastructure and private equ ...

EDC Highlights Two Companies Improving Water Use in Canada

As part of Cleantech Export Week 2018, Export Development Canada (EDC) has recognized five Canadian cleantech companies as enterprises to be observed, including two companies focused on conserving water and improving water management. EDC stated that the five companies, whose technologies and busin ...

Predicting EV “Tsunami,” Volvo Invests in Mobile Electric Vehicle Charging Company FreeWire

Volvo announced this week an investment in FreeWire Technologies, a company specializing in mobile electric vehicle (EV) charging units. Other investors in FreeWire’s $15 million Series A include the integrated energy giant BP, manufacturing powerhouse Stanley Black & Decker, and the United Kingd ...

Interim Report from Canada’s Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance

Canada’s Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance has delivered its interim report. The panel, created in April 2018 by the ministers of Environment and Climate Change and Finance, was asked to consult with Canada’s financial market participants on issues related to sustainable finance, including cl ...