Backgrounder: Canadian companies on the 2019 Global Cleantech 100 list

The Cleantech Group (CTG) released the Global Cleantech 100 list at the Cleantech Forum San Francisco on January 28, 2019. The list recognizes clean technology companies that are the most likely to have a significant market impact over the next five to 10 years. This year, Canadian companies took 12 out of the 100 spots on the list.

This list is collated by the CTG. To qualify for the list, companies must be independent, for-profit, clean technology companies that are not listed on any major stock exchange. An expert panel is drawn from leading financial investors and representatives of multinational corporations and industries active in technology and innovation scouting across Asia, Europe and North America. To learn more, visit Global Cleantech.

CompanyTechnology areaCity
Axine Water TechnologiesCreated a new standard for treating toxic organic pollutants in industrial wastewater, solving a global problem for pharmaceutical, chemical and other manufacturing industries.Vancouver, B.C.
CarbonCureRetrofits concrete industry plants with a technology that recycles waste carbon dioxide to make affordable, greener concrete products.Halifax, N.S.
Cooledge LightingProvides adaptable LED lighting solutions to help the design industry integrate light into the built environment.Richmond, B.C.
ecobeeEmpowers people to transform their lives, homes, communities and planet through innovative technologies that are accessible and affordable. In 2007, ecobee introduced the world’s first smart Wi-Fi thermostat to help millions of people save energy and money without compromising comfort.Toronto, Ont.
EnbalaProvides the advanced technology needed to ensure the operational stability of the world’s power grids by harnessing the power of distributed energy.Vancouver, B.C.
GaN SystemsManufactures a range of highly efficient transistors that address the needs of various industries, including renewable energy systems, data centre servers, automotive systems, industrial motors and consumer electronics.Ottawa, Ont.
InventysCommercializes a low-cost and energy efficient technology for capturing post-combustion CO₂ from various sources, such as natural gas boilers, gas turbines, and industrial facilities, such as cement plants.Burnaby, B.C.
Metamaterials TechnologiesDevelops smart materials and photonics to provide solutions in the field of optics for several industries, including aerospace and defence, healthcare, energy, education, and cleantech.Dartmouth, N.S.
MineSense TechnologiesImproves the ore extraction and recovery process to significantly increase profitability and decrease requirements for energy, water and chemicals.Vancouver, B.C.
Opus One SolutionsDeveloped GridOS®, an intelligent data analytical platform for smart grids that delivers optimal energy planning and management to generate, distribute, store and consume energy in a distributed network, paving the way toward a distributed energy economy.Toronto, Ont.
Semios Develops agricultural technology innovation involving precision agriculture, biological pest control and data management.Vancouver, B.C.
TerrameraUses technology to replace synthetic chemical pesticides with high-performance, plant-based pest control products for agricultural and consumer use.Vancouver, B.C.
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