14 Canadian clean technology companies receiving funding

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Quebec

  • $2 million to Boréas Technologies of Bromont, which is creating haptic technologies that apply touch sensation and control to interactions with computer applications
  • $2.1 million to Carbicrete of Westmount, which is tackling greenhouse gas emissions from the concrete industry through a new process that enables production of cement-free, carbon-negative concrete
  • $1 million to Sanexen Environmental Services Inc. of Varennes, which is developing a cost-effective way to rehabilitate water mains, allowing better water conservation while reducing the environmental impact
  • $3.8 million to Lithion Recycling Inc. of Anjou, which is implementing its patented process that allows environmentally responsible and economically viable management of lithium-ion batteries

Ontario

  • $8.5 million to VueReal Inc. of Waterloo, which is using micro-LED technology to tackle macro energy use in flat panel displays
  • $2.4 million to Giatec Scientific of Ottawa, which is using wireless sensors and data to improve the concrete industry by reducing CO2 production and air pollution caused by cement consumption
  • $2.7 million to Li-Cycle Corp. of Mississauga, which is developing a novel process for the recovery and recycling of valuable materials from all types of lithium-ion batteries
  • $9.9 million to Yava Alumina of Toronto, which is developing a proprietary, environmentally responsible process for recovering high-purity alumina used in smartphones and LED lighting
  • $8 million to Ranovus of Ottawa, which is developing technologies that will enable power-efficient cloud-based infrastructure to bring economic and environmental benefits to data centres

Alberta

  • $3.4 million to Ambyint Inc. of Calgary, which is applying machine learning to optimize pump operations for oil and gas wells

British Columbia

  • $0.9 million to Consolidated Biofuels of Delta, which is demonstrating how a renewable resource—canola seed oil—can be used to replace petrochemicals in the production of urethane, a product used in everything from foam cushions to running shoes
  • $1.5 million to Clir Renewables of Richmond, which is using data and automation to help wind farms optimize power production, making this renewable energy approach even better
  • $2.5 million to Terramera of Vancouver, which is developing a biopesticide for use in Canadian agricultural markets
  • $9.9 million to Semios of Vancouver, which is using data and machine learning to improve tree fruit and nut crops while using less water and reducing greenhouse gas emissions

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