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Innovative Canadian solutions to support sustainable agricultural practices

February 19, 2021  By Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

The federal government announced more than $55 million to support R&D for clean solutions in the energy, agricultural and resources sectors this month.

Announced Feb. 11 by François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, 20 clean technology companies across Canada will receive funding through Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), an independent federal foundation.

This funding will support small and medium-sized companies that are developing innovative solutions to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, lessen the environmental impacts of conventional mining methods and support more sustainable agricultural practices.


Some of the funding recipients included:

  • ChrysaLabs in Saint-Georges-de-Windsor, QC receives $1.6M for their Fast & Reliable Real-time soil data
  • Advanced Intelligent Systems in Burnaby, BC receives $400,000 for their Outdoor Cart Puller and Post Harvesting Robots
  • Carbon Cap Inc in Hamilton, ON receives $600,000 for their Energy Recovery System
  • Thetis Environmental Inc. in Hamilton, ON receives $1.5M for their 3D spatial UF membrane & XL module for solid/liquid separation of industrial wastewater
  • Hydrostor Inc in Toronto, ON receives $1.6m for their OPG Scaling to Commercialization Project for Full-Scale Advanced-CAES
  • QD Solar Inc. in Toronto, ON receives $5.3M for their Perovskite-Colloidal Quantum Dot Multi-Layered Solar Cell

Complete list available here.

As of March 2020, SDTC-supported companies have generated $2.7 billion in annual revenues, created over 14,600 jobs and brought 126 new technologies to market.

SDTC-funded technologies are reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 19.3 megatonnes of CO2 annually.

The global clean technology market is set to exceed $2.5 trillion by 2022.

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