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Government of Canada Invests in Cleantech Ecosystems
Source: Canada.ca

New investments in cleantech ecosystems are focused on establishing a Clean Resource Innovation Network (CRIN) to accelerate the development and adoption of innovative technologies and processes, with a goal to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. Read the full news release on the Government of Canada’s website

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The Myth of Electric Cars
Source: The Conversation.com

Electric vehicles have no tailpipe emissions, but do have higher production and manufacturing emissions than conventional vehicles. Scaling down on the number of vehicles manufactured, accompanied by investment in public transit infrastructure, can fast-track the path to decarbonization. Read the full article by Alexandre Milovanoff on The Conversation’s website

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Commercialization of Clean Technologies: The Valley of Death
Source: The Conversation.com

For low-carbon innovations, commercialization becomes a valley of death in the transition of prototypes into products due to intensive capital needs and a risk of uncertain returns. Support from clean energy foundations that help stakeholders collaborate is needed. Read the full article by David M. Hart on The Conversation’s website

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Alberta: The Hub of "Blue" Hydrogen
Source: CBC.ca

Alberta is developing plans to leverage shorter shipping times to Asia and Europe, envisioning two to three mega liquefied natural gas plants in the province by 2030, with ambitions to become a continental leader in supplying blue hydrogen and plastics recycling. Read the full article by Janet French on CBC.ca

 

 

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Federal Government Invests in Wood Pulp and Polymer Innovation
Source: Canadian Manufacturing

A recent $1.2M investment into a Toronto-based company is set to scale up the production of a new lightweight wood-fiber-based composite thermoplastic material to create automotive parts that are strong, lightweight, and have more uniform and improved properties. Read the full article via Canadian Manufacturing

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The Growing Cost of Cleaning Up Abandoned Wells
Source: TheConversation.com

There are over 125,000 abandoned or orphaned wells between British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan and the cost to cleanup and remediation is only increasing, as is the time needed for reclamation of the land for other uses. Read the full article by Kevin Kemball on The Conversation’s website

 

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10 Canadian Cleantech Leaders to Watch
Source: Marsdd.com

Armed with funding announcements, new partnership deals, and projects in the works, these 10 Canadian cleantech leaders are helping tackle some of most challenging environmental issues of our time with homegrown solutions that fight climate change. Read the full article by Barry Chong and Veronica Sheppard on MaRS

 

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Pani Energy Receives $2.8M Funding From SDTC
Source: panienergy.com

Pani Energy receives $2.8M from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) to grow its technology and business development teams, working with consortium partners to deploy their AI solution at large-scale public and private plants in North America and the Asia Pacific region. Read the full article on Pani Energy’s website

 

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Canada’s Incentives Missing the Mark For Cleantech
Source: Betakit.com

Canada’s procurement incentives and policies are missing the mark for Canada’s high-growth cleantech startups, according to a new report released by the Innovation Economy Council (IEC). The report notes that Canadian cleantech companies tend to do better outside of Canada than within. Read the full article by Isabelle Kirkwood on BetaKit

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2021 Single-Use Plastic Ban Regulations Announced
Source: CBC.ca

Liberals’ 2021 single-use plastic ban includes grocery bags, takeout containers made of hard to recycle plastics, straws, stir sticks, plastic cutlery, and six-pack rings as the federal government announces regulations to be implemented by the end of next year. Read the full article on CBC.ca

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