Enerkem Alberta Biofuels Project

Enerkem Inc. intends to build, own, and operate a commercial next generation cellulosic ethanol plant capable of converting 100,000 Bone Dry Metric Tons (BDMT) of sorted Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) into 38 million litres of cellulosic ethanol. The Project will utilize thermochemical gasification process technology developed by Enerkem and is sited adjacent to the City of Edmonton Integrated Waste Management Centre (EWMC). In addition to producing ethanol the facility will have the capability to provide bio-methanol as a co-product.

AE Côte-Nord RTP™ Project

The AE Côte-Nord RTP Project will employ Ensyn Technologies’ fast pyrolysis process to convert wood and woody materials into a liquid fuel product. Renewable Fuel Oil (“RFO”), produced by the Project will be substituted for fossil derived fuel oil in industrial and institutional applications. The project will be located on the existing Arbec Port Cartier Sawmill site and will be capable of processing 66,300 Bone Dry Metric Tons of feedstock into 42 million liters of RFO annually.

NRStor-Hydrostor Goderich CAES Demonstration Project

With more renewable energy generation entering the electrical grid, matching the supply of electricity to demand is becoming increasingly challenging. Energy storage solutions can help balance demand; in doing so, they also effectively reduce grid operating costs and decrease the need for new infrastructure.

Multivariate management of crop production for increased productivity

An increase in global population combined with declining reserves of arable land call for significant improvements in agricultural productivity. New technologies that can increase crop yields and/or reduce crop inputs—such as water, fertilizer and pesticides—are highly desirable. Hortau Inc.’s Precision Agriculture (PrAg) platform—composed of hardware, software and communication systems—aims to minimize the five main plant stressors: water, nutrients, pests, temperature and salinity.

SimbaX

Over the last decade, continuous technology refinement, supply-chain and manufacturing optimization, and product standardization in the solar-power sector have led to exponential reductions in the costs of solar technology.

SPOTlight

Buildings and cities are the main consumers of energy on the planet. While smaller homes can often be powered through the use of rooftop solar panels, taller buildings and densely constructed areas often don’t have adequate space to generate sufficient energy with currently available technology. In the near future, regulations in numerous global jurisdictions are likely to move towards net-zero construction—buildings that produce as much energy as they utilize.

metaSOLAR™: Enabling a cleaner Transportation future

Transport accounts for about 19 per cent of global energy use and 23 per cent of energy-related, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Car ownership worldwide is set to triple to over two billion cars on the road by 2050, while air travel will amount to 3 per cent of total global CO2 emissions. MTI utilizes the latest achievements in optical science, metamaterials, semiconductors and nanofabrication. Its patented solar technology has been engineered to collect, trap and absorb solar light from all directions at wide angles, significantly improving efficiency, removing the need to track the sun.

Ultra-Low Power Wireless Transceiver for Internet of Things Devices

Currently, the battery life of a wide range of wireless Internet of Things (IoT) devices is not sufficient for many applications, leading to frequent recharge cycles, large energy consumption, and batteries with costly maintenance and significant waste. SPARK Microsystems has developed a unique wireless technology that is more energy efficient than incumbent technologies; it lowers the device energy used by wireless communications tools to 4% (from 80% or more), rendering wireless communications nearly “free”.

Accelerating Customer Sited Energy Storage

The electricity grid is undergoing a dramatic transition as the centralized model of production and distribution is transforming into a decentralized system, where consumers of energy will have the ability to produce, store and sell power. Battery energy storage, with its ability to balance the supply and demand of electricity, is a key enabler of this transition. Energy storage has the potential to provide multiple benefits, including cost savings, enhanced grid resiliency, GHG emission reduction, improved power quality, and increased utilization of grid assets.

Making Biopesticides Effective

Vive is working with manufacturers of biopesticides to improve the effectiveness of the crop protection products, leading to greater market uptake and broader commercialization. The crop protection market is currently dominated by synthetic products. However, with consumers and regulators clamouring for less toxic and more environmentally friendly solutions, biopesticides (pesticides made of organic materials) are projected to be the fastest-growing crop protection market segment.