$55M funding supports Canada’s R&D clean tech

A group of companies working on projects that offer clean solutions in the energy, agricultural and resources sectors have received funding support from Canada’s federal government.

François-Philippe Champagne, Canada’s federal minister of innovation, science and industry, recently announced funding of $55.1 million (CAD) in 20 clean technology companies across Canada through Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). These small and medium-sized companies are developing solutions to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, lessen the environmental impacts of conventional mining methods and support more sustainable agricultural practices.

The funding is part of the Canadian government’s previously announced plan to spend $750 million over five years re-capitalizing SDTC with the goal of helping Canadian entrepreneurs to develop and commercialize clean technologies.

The funding “will enable cleantech companies in Canada to grow and scale to meet domestic and global demand for solutions in the net-zero era. From reducing energy consumption, to building the agricultural circular economy, Canadians are leading the world’s transition to a green economy,” said Leah Lawrence, president and CEO of STDC.

The companies receiving funding are:


  • Entosystem in Sherbrooke, QC receives $1.6m for its optimized black soldier fly protein and fertilizer production.
  • ChrysaLabs in Saint-Georges-de-Windsor, QC receives $1.6M for its fast and reliable real-time soil data.
  • Precision.AI in Regina, SK receives $4.0M for its reduced chemical agriculture via autonomous drone technology.
  • Advanced Intelligent Systems in Burnaby, BC receives $400,000 for its outdoor cart puller and post harvesting robots.
  • Sulvaris Inc. in Calgary, AB receives $1.3M for its development of potash and ammonium sulfate MST®.

Energy Exploration and Production:

Energy Utilization:

  • Universal Matter Inc in Burlington, ON receives $4.5m for its low-cost turbostratic graphene from flash joule heating.
  • Edgehog Advanced Technologies Inc. in Montreal, QC receives $2.5m for its omni-directional anti-reflective cover glass for enhanced solar panels.
  • Giatec Scientific Inc in Ottawa, ON receives $1.1m for its real-time strength monitoring for reduction of cement in concrete.
  • Intellinox Technologies. Inc in Québec, QC receives $1.2M for its intelligent kitchen ventilation system.
  • Thetis Environmental Inc. in Hamilton, ON receives $1.5M for its 3D spatial UF membrane & XL module for solid/liquid separation of industrial wastewater.
  • AdvEn Industries Inc. in Edmonton, AB receives $3.9M for its AdvEn super activated carbon commercial demonstration plant.

Power Generation:

  • Westgen Technologies Inc in Calgary, AB receives $1.3m for its commercial demonstration of EPOD zero bleed pneumatic instrument air solution.
  • Hydrostor Inc in Toronto, ON receives $1.6m for its OPG Scaling to commercialization project for full-scale advanced-CAES.
  • QD Solar Inc. in Toronto, ON receives $5.3M for its perovskite-colloidal quantum dot multi-layered solar Cell.

Waste Management:

  • Li-Cycle Corp in Mississauga, ON receives $4.0m for its hub technology commercial scale-up preparation.
  • Titanium Corporation Inc in Calgary, AB receives $10.0M for its creating value from waste (CVW) horizon.
  • Excir Works Group in Calgary, AB receives $5.4M for its technology large-scale demonstration and deployment.

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