Minister Bains Announces $14M for Cleantech

By Water Canada 08:41AM April 12, 2018



Read Later

Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, was in Mississauga yesterday following a meeting of the Economic Strategy Tables. Bains announced $14.1 million in federal funding to be spent on the development of five clean technologies, including two that are focused on water.

Among the companies supported in the announcement were ClinnUp Technologies from Saint-Ferréol-les-Neiges, Quebec, a company that is changing how municipal wastewater is treated by merging electricity with biological processes. ClinnUp received $2.2 million from the federal government.

KmX Membrane Technologies of Oakville, Ontario, was also a recipient. KmX Membrane has developed a hollow fiber, membrane distillation technology that offers a solution to brine management problems without scaling issues faced by evaporators and other thermal systems. KMX has been operating a pilot system at a Canadian government facility to demonstrate solutions for recovering metals for smelting and treating water for reuse. Various mining companies provided wastewater for evaluation. KmX received  $1.1 million.

Earlier that day, Minister Bains attended a meeting of the tables, where he discussed their efforts to develop actionable plans to support Canada’s long-term economic growth.


Photo: Minister Bains met with members of Canada’s Economic Strategy Tables to discuss the future of our innovative industries. Source:@ISED_CA Twitter.

He was jouned by Audrey Mascarenhas, president and CEO of Questor Technology, a company that provides high-efficiency, waste gas incinerators and Lorraine Mitchelmore, president and CEO of Enlighten Innovations to make the announcement.  Mitchelmore is the chair of the Resources of the Future Table and the co-founder and co-chair of Smart Prosperity and Mascarenhas is chair of the Clean Technology Table.

Suggested News Articles

National, NewsOct. 04, 2018
Read Later

Cleantech Funding for Trenchless Watermains and Improved Agri Data

Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) will fund fourteen new cleantech companies across Canada, including two ventures with direct impact on Canadian water resources, Sanexen Environmental Services Inc. and Semios. Navdeep…
National, NewsSep. 27, 2018
Read Later

Report: Regulatory Changes in Water Needed to Bolster Cleantech Uptake

A new report from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada examines the high-growth potential of the country’s cleantech sector. In a new model of collaboration with the Government of Canada,…
National, NewsSep. 21, 2018
Read Later

Canada Incentivizes Small Business Innovation to Combat Plastic Pollution

The federal government is leveraging procurement to drive sustainable innovation in Canada’s small businesses to help tackle plastic pollution. Through the Innovative Solutions Canada program, government departments are inviting small…