Government of Canada invests in world-leading clean technology innovations

February 15, 2019

MP Denis Paradis announces $2,92 millions for a Bromont consortium to develop Ultra-High Temperature Optical Pressure Transducers for Gas Turbine Engines.

February 15th, 2019 – Bromont, QC – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

To benefit Canadians, our economy and the environment, the Government of Canada is contributing to the development of technologies that lead to less pollution, healthier communities and the creation of well-paying middle-class jobs.

Today, Denis Paradis, Member of Parliament for Brome-Missisquoi, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, announced an investment of $2,92 million to develop a gas turbine sensor capable of providing highly accurate, real-time pressure and temperature measurements.

This investment in Fibos supports the Ultra-High Temperature Optical Pressure Transducers for Gas Turbine Engines development. The technology has the added potential to provide fuel-saving benefits for turbines in both the aviation and power generation industry by leveraging data that enables adaptive control of the turbines.

This project received funding and support from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). SDTC helps Canadian entrepreneurs accelerate the development and deployment of globally competitive clean technology solutions.

Investments in clean technology are part of the Government’s Innovation and Skills Plan, a multi-year strategy to create well-paying jobs for the middle class and those working hard to join it.

Quotes

“We can be proud to have enterprises such as Fibos and GE Aviation in Bromont, which contribute greatly to innovation. This technology will have a positive outcome on the environment and will lead the way for other enterprises to follow. Thank you for what you are doing for our region.”
– Denis Paradis, Member of Parliament for Brome-Missisquoi

“Our government’s investments in clean tech reflect our commitment to protecting the planet and growing our economy. They also point to a clear direction for economic development through innovation. That’s because innovations in clean tech have the potential to create thousands of well-paying middle-class jobs for Canadians. That’s how innovation leads to a better Canada.”
– The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

“Fibos is a true disruptor. They have created a fast moving technology and applied it to a slow moving industry. Using Fibos’ sensors, jet turbines will be able to decrease fuel consumption in real time.”
-Leah Lawrence, president & CEO, Sustainable Development Technology Canada

Quick facts

• Sustainable Development Technology Canada helps Canadian entrepreneurs develop and demonstrate new environmental technologies that address climate change, clean air, clean water and clean soil challenges.
• The 2019 Global Cleantech 100 list, which recognizes companies that embody the most innovative and promising ideas in clean tech, included 12 Canadian companies, 10 of which have received funding from Sustainable Development Technology Canada.
• In Budget 2017, the Government provided over $2.3 billion to help clean technology firms grow and expand.
• Clean tech companies can get advice from a team of experts from across government through the Clean Growth Hub. The Hub provides a single, easy point of contact for connecting with clean technology programs and services.

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