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If you're wondering where the major advances in cleantech innovation are taking place, there's a good chance they're in Ontario – Canada's powerhouse for cleantech growth.
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Ontario's cleantech companies are helping organizations and communities around the world implement effective, efficient solutions to tough environmental challenges. From mitigating the impacts of climate change and urbanization to delivering clean drinking water, Ontario's cleantech industry is at the forefront of sustainable development. Here are some examples of leading companies that call the province home:
Hydrostor Inc. is a Toronto-based start-up that has developed an energy storage solution that addresses intermittent (solar and wind) load balancing, reserve capacity and peak-shaving.
Siemens is a global leader in wind and smart grid. It has a wind blade manufacturing plant and produces rugged communications equipment for harsh environments in Ontario.
Hydrogenics is implementing fuel cell and hydrogen systems to help customers shift power to a cleaner energy future.
Silfab Solar is a Mississauga-based company that produces high-efficiency photovoltaic modules for solar power generation.
Lystek International Inc. is a Cambridge-based organic materials recovery firm that is helping municipalities and other generators to reduce waste, costs, odours and greenhouse gas emissions through its innovative approach to bio-solids and organics management.
Trojan Technologies is a London-based firm behind the development of leading water treatment solutions using UV light. It provides products and services designed to make various stages of the water treatment process more effective, efficient and sustainable.
Pond Technologies is a Markham-based venture that utilizes microalgae to convert the CO2 emissions of major industrial emitters into biofuel, through the process of photosynthesis, and ultimately into bio-oil and biodiesel.
Aslan Technologies is a Burlington-based design and manufacturing company serving the chemical, water and wastewater treatment industries.
Ontario offers one of the most educated, talented, diverse and reliable workforces in the world.
Water Technology Acceleration Project (WaterTAP) supports Ontario's status as a world water technology hub by helping water technology entrepreneurs, utilities and investors.
Ontario Environment Industry Association (ONEIA) represents more than 200 companies, providing environmental products, technologies and services to government and industry.
Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) promotes and advances all forms of solar energy for the benefit of Canadians and the environment.
Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) represents organizations and individuals directly involved in the development and application of wind energy technology, products and services.
Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) represents organizations and individuals developing renewable energy and community power projects.
Advanced Energy Center fosters the adoption of innovative energy technologies in Ontario and Canada and leverages those successes and experiences into international markets.
Energy Storage Ontario is a membership-based organization that advances the energy storage industry in Ontario through collaboration, education, policy advocacy and research.
Bloom Centre for Sustainability connects public and private stakeholders to drive innovative solutions that manage risk while delivering economic, environmental and social benefit.
The Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC) encourages collaboration between private companies and academic researchers to accelerate and commercialize innovative water technologies.
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Ontario has a sound regulatory environment for investors and entrepreneurs to build globally competitive cleantech companies. Here's how:
Ontario's strategic push to promote environmentally friendly technologies to tackle global warming is attracting top talent and investment. The numbers tell an exciting story:
Thanks to its top talent and tremendous support system, Ontario has strengths in clean technology subsectors across the board:
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