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
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
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
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
Builds lithium ion battery systems for marine, oil and gas and port applications
Canadian Companies on the 100 Ones to Watch List:
Developed process to convert non-food cellulosic biomass into cellulosic glucose
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
Precision agriculture technology, biological pest control and data management
Replacing conventional chemical pesticides with plant based products for agriculture, pest control and consumer use