Quebec RDA invests nearly $13 million in 30 cleantech projects across the province

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The Government of Canada has announced almost $13 million CAD in funding for 30 projects by Quebec entrepreneurs that aim to reduce pollution, build healthy communities, and create jobs.

“Apart from the difficulties we are currently facing, the climate crisis remains one of the most important challenges of our time.”
– Minister Mélanie Joly, MP of Ahuntsic-Cartierville.

The federal investment, which totals $12,545,298, comes in the form of repayable contributions, non-repayable contributions, and grants distributed by Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED). CED is one of the country’s six regional development agencies (RDAs).

Through this funding, the Canadian government aims to help establish “a culture of innovation throughout the province,” and contribute to the adoption and marketing of technologies that reduce environmental impacts.

“Apart from the difficulties we are currently facing, the climate crisis remains one of the most important challenges of our time,” said Mélanie Joly, Canada’s minister of economic development responsible for CED. “It is therefore essential to encourage local businesses to develop more environmentally friendly processes and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, while improving their competitiveness.”

“That is why we are taking strong action to fight climate change by supporting innovative projects that are essential to the well-being of future generations,” she added.

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Last December, the federal government announced plans to achieve a net-zero emissions target by 2050. Promoting clean growth is one of its associated objectives.

The Canadian government said it views COVID-19 as “an opportunity to rethink and optimize the way we do things” and accelerate the transition to cleantech and clean energy alternatives.

“Canada has substantive clean technology strengths in areas like transport, recycling, recovery and remediation as well as in energy-efficient, green building technologies,” said Élisabeth Brière, secretary to Canada’s minister of economic development. “A clean environment and a strong economy go hand in hand. We can gain a competitive advantage and increased resilience from these strengths, especially in this difficult time we are going through.”

FedDev funded cleantech projects include:

  • Nergica -$3,350,000
  • Machinex – $1,018,500
  • Polykar – $1,000,000
  • PureSphera – $800,000
  • Innovative Vehicle Institute – $749,600
  • Écotech Québec – $690,000
  • Services de transformation Bécancour – $626,750
  • Ossiaco – $600,000
  • Boivin Evolution – $500,000
  • Propulsion Québec – $400,000
  • Attitude – $270,000
  • Pôle des technologies propres de la Gaspésie – $270,000
  • ÉVO Home Finishing – $252,89
  • IngeniArts Technologies – $250,000
  • GHGSat – $200,000
  • Solucycle – $200,000
  • Technologies Boralife – $175,000
  • CNETE – $164,387
  • Technostrobe – $150,000
  • Biopterre – $140,806
  • Les Entreprises Weded – $120,000
  • Plasmionique – $106,000
  • Garage Houle – $100,000
  • Genset-Synchro Technology – $100,000
  • Omega Liquid Waste Solutions – $100,000
  • GDG Environment – $81,363
  • EV sens – $50,000
  • Nanobrand – $50,000
  • Sollum Technologies – $50,000
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