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Sustainable Startups you need to Check out!!!


In January 2020, 14 Canadian startups received a combined $46.3 million from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). The SDTC is a government organization that was founded in 2001 and they support projects directly related to climate change, clean air, clean water, and clean soil. These 14 companies were funded on the basis that they are innovating to tackle climate change and promoting sustainability. The companies that received funding are listed below with a brief description and a link to their website if you would like more information.


RecycleSmart Solutions:

  • Received $1.68 million in funding support

  • Multi-sensor system aimed to decrease the driving distance of collection trucks

  • Operates in 330 places across Canada and operates 7000 containers

  • They combine innovation and sustainability to make an impact

  • Website: https://recycle-smart.com/



Synauta:

  • Received $1.2 million in funding support

  • Aims to reduce energy usage in desalination plants and reduce chemical usage by increasing the efficiency of operations

  • Based in Calgary and collaborates with desalination innovators in Europe, Australia, the Middle East, and Canada

  • They project their solution will help the global industry save more than 12 million tonnes of CO2 emissions annually

  • Website: https://synauta.com/

Anaergia:

  • Received $6 million in funding support

  • Looks to turn biosolids into energy and fertilizer

  • They have handled over 10 million tonnes of feedstock per year, reduced over 5 million tonnes of Greenhouse Gas Emissions per year which is equivalent to over 1 million cars, over 1,700 installations globally, and they have facilities on 4 continents

  • Website: https://www.anaergia.com/


Fibracast:

  • Received $2.5 million in funding support

  • They have created membranes that are intended to reduce water, energy, and air pollutants by removing pollutants from wastewater.

  • They designed a new membrane design called FibrePlate that has a smaller footprint while having better performance.

  • Website: https://www.fibracast.com/




Equispheres:

  • Received $8 million in funding support

  • Their powders allow automotive and aerospace manufacturers to reduce the weight of their products and make them more fuel efficient.

  • Helps companies manufacture stronger and lighter parts, while allowing them to use less material

  • Website: https://equispheres.com/


Smarter Alloys:

  • Received $4.8 million in funding support

  • They use shape memory alloys to turn waste heat into electricity

  • Their technology is already being applied in medical devices, automotive actuators, and clean technology

  • Website: https://www.smarteralloys.com/


Borealis Wind:

  • Received $1.7 million in funding support

  • They are developing a hot air ice protection system to retrofit wind turbine blades.

  • Innovative system to address the problem of icing on wind turbine blades due to prolonged downtime during the winter season.

  • Website: https://www.borealiswind.com/


Axis:

  • Received $3.5 million in funding support

  • They are developing a retrofit smart window shade automation product for commercial buildings, reducing lighting and cooling loads.

  • Product called Gear is solar-powered and easy to use

  • Website: https://helloaxis.com/


E-Zn:

  • Received $2 million in funding support

  • They developed a renewable grid-scale energy storage solution using zinc metal.

  • Their solution will provide the platform for the world’s energy markets to be fully powered by renewable energy, enabling a zero-carbon energy future.

  • Website: https://e-zinc.ca/


Xanadu:

  • Received $4.4 million in funding support

  • They have created quantum computers that will be able to solve computational problems beyond the reach of today’s computers while consuming less electricity

  • Their mission is to build quantum computers that are useful and available to people everywhere

  • Website: https://www.xanadu.ai

  1. Pyrowave:

  • Received $3.3 million in funding support

  • Their technology breaks down plastic using high heat produced by microwaves and that can be used at recycling facilities and at producers of plastic waste.

  • They focus on leading the way to a true circular economy of plastics

  • Website: https://www.pyrowave.com/en/


SomaDetect:

  • Received $4 million in funding support

  • Their milk sensor is aimed to allow dairy farmers to meet milk demand with fewer cows.

  • Their milk sensor uses the power of artificial intelligence to detect health and reproductive indicators

  • Website: https://somadetect.com/


DMF Medical:

  • Received $700,000 in funding support

  • They offer a membrane-based CO2 absorber for anesthetic breathing circuits that reduces emissions.

  • Their unique technology is designed to support your local hospital’s greening and sustainability initiatives by reducing the environmental impact.

  • Website: https://www.memsorb.com/


Global Spatial Technology Solutions:

  • Received $3 million in funding support

  • Aims to be the first company to provide a global maritime risk and vessel management system using satellite automatic identification system data and machine learning algorithms.

  • They are creating intelligent solutions that save lives, the environment, money and time.

  • Website: https://gsts.ca/



These are just a number of amazing Canadian startups bringing new solutions to market in the name of sustainability. Feel free to comment any sustainable startups that were not found on this list.



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