Organization: Sustainable Development Technology Canada

Xogen deploys waste water treatment technology

Xogen Technologies is taking its patented waste water treatment technology to the global market following the successful deployment of a pilot plant in its home town of Orangeville ON. The company’s technology not only treats waste water to regulated requirements but it also removes pharmaceutical and personal care products to below detectable levels and generates…

Nexterra receives $7.7 million for biomass energy system

Vancouver-based Nexterra Systems Corp has received $7.7 million to help commercialize a high-efficiency biomass power system in collaboration with GE Jenbacher and GE Energy. The funding is being provided by the BC Bioenergy Network (BCBN), Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) and the Industrial Research Assistance Program. BCBN’s funding follows from a memorandum of understanding signed…

Gas emission sensing technology gets $1.3 million

Synodon Edmonton-based Synodon Inc has secured $1.3 million to help commercialize its advanced airborne remote sensing system. The funding was provided by AVAC Ltd, a not-for-profit company that invests in early-stage agribusinesses. The technology was originally developed under the Canadian Space Agency program and Synodon scientists with financial assistance from Sustainable Development Technology Canada, Natural…

SDTC funds 19 more clean tech projects

Another 19 projects have been approved under the SD Tech Fund of Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), securing $57 million in investment. The twelfth round of the $550-million fund brings the total approved projects to 144 and a commitment of $342 million that has leveraged an additional $800 million. All projects involve a lead private…

Nexterra gasification technology receives funding

Vancouver’s Nexterra Energy Corp has received $720,000 in public assistance to support new applications for its gasification technology. Funding from the Industrial Research Assistance Program ($345,000), Natural Resources Canada ($300,000) and Ethanol BC ($75,000) will be used to further a development program that uses syngas produced from wood residue to fire boilers and lime kilns.…

SDTC boosts total investment to $241 million

Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) has announced $30 million in funding for 13 projects covering a wide array of clean technologies. These include the production of synthetic gas from urban wood waste products, a project to increase the lifespan of car tires and a hybrid drive and energy management system for larger trucks combining diesel…

SDTC doles out $43 million for 15 new projects

Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) has invested $43.4 million in 15 new projects, leveraging an additional $116 million from public and private sector consortia partners. The projects are part of the sixth round of awards and the SDTC’s largest to date. SDTC has received $550 million in funding since being established in 2002 and has…

Westport launches natural gas ruck demo project

Westport Innovation Inc is launching a $3-million development and demonstration project for its new heavy-duty truck technology along the Highway 401corridor in southern Ontario. The one-year project will see five Volvo trucks equipped with 450-horsepower Cummins ISX engines and incorporating Westport’s high-pressure direct injection technology using liquified natural gas (LNG). Sustainable Development Technology Canada will…

SDTC holds new round of competition

Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) has issued a call for new projects — the first of two for 2005 — as part of its seventh round of financing competitions. The deadline for statements of interest is March 16, with the next round planned for August. The $550-million fund has awarded $89 million to date for…