Canadian Manufacturing

Canadian companies well represented on Cleantech Group’s top 100 lists

16 Canadian companies were honoured by Cleantech Group, which released its lists of the best and brightest renewables innovators last month

February 7, 2017  by Cleantech Canada Staff

Wind farms in Alberta PHOTO: CanWEA

Ottawa—On Jan. 23, the Cleantech Group—an organization which provides clean technology businesses with access to capital, investors, and research—released its Global Cleantech 100 and 100 Ones to Watch lists.

The lists, which single out the cleantech companies that are the most likely to make a significant market impact over the next five to 10 years, had an impressive showing by Canadian companies.

With nearly 10,000 companies considered and 77 countries represented, Canada took 11 of 100 honours on the Global Cleantech 100 list, and 5 of 100 honours on the 100 Ones to Watch list.

Canadian Companies on the Global Cleantech 100 list


Southgate Solar project in Sarnia Ont. PHOTO: Enbridge

General Fusion

Developing a technology called Magnetized Target Fusion which aims to lower the ultimate cost of fusion power


Precision agriculture and support for growers around the world through providing industry-leading Variable Rate Technology, field-centric data management and analysis, along with boots-on-the ground support


Developed wi-fi enabled smart thermostats for residential and commercial applications


Provides distributed energy resources through real-time energy balancing and a distributed control system


Commercialized a technology to economically produce a variety of waxes and specialty chemicals using an environmentally friendly process

GaN Systems

Manufactures a range of Gallium Nitride high power transistors for consumer, enterprise, industrial, and transportation power conversion applications

Axine Water Technologies

Developed a chemical-free solution for treating high concentrations of complex, toxic organics and ammonia in industrial wastewater


Retrofits concrete plants with a technology that recycles waste carbon dioxide to make greener concrete products


Manufactures and delivers desalination and wastewater treatment plants

MineSense Technologies

Improves the ore extraction and recovery process by improving the sensing and sorting of low-grade ore and decreasing requirements of energy, water and chemicals

Corvus Energy

Builds lithium ion battery systems for marine, oil and gas and port applications

Canadian Companies on the 100 Ones to Watch List:

Many of this year’s Canadian Cleantech honourees are making advances in green agriculture
PHOTO: National Research Council Canada

Comet Biorefining

Developed process to convert non-food cellulosic biomass into cellulosic glucose

CoolEdge Lighting

Developer and manufacturer of solid state inorganic LEDs for general illumination


Developer of a post-combustion CO₂ capture process that uses adsorbent structures tailored for enhanced oil recovery and greenhouse gas reduction

Semios Technologies

Precision agriculture technology, biological pest control and data management


Replacing conventional chemical pesticides with plant based products for agriculture, pest control and consumer use