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Ontario Clean Technology Alliance: Canada's
largest, growing hub of clean tech companies

If your environmental, clean energy or clean technology company is expanding or relocating into the North American market, you need to consider the province of Ontario. Ontario generates 37% of Canada’s GDP and is home to almost 50% of all employees in high tech and  knowledge-intensive industries, including clean energy and clean tech.

Ontario is home to Canada’s greatest concentration of environmental and clean technology companies. According to the 2014 Canadian Clean Technology Industry Report, 35% of clean tech companies in Canada are located in Ontario — 10% more than in any other Canadian province.

Ontario's environmental sector (which includes clean tech) is worth an estimated $8 billion in annual revenues and $1 billion in export earnings. Canada's national clean technology industry revenue is $11.3 billion and projected to grow to $26 billion by 2018. Ontario's clean technology sector serves industries including aerospace, automotive, smart grid and utilities, oil and gas, agriculture and more.

With global markets for clean technology at $1 trillion and poised to triple this decade, Ontario offers a world-leading, highly-educated talent base with excellent growth opportunities, a low-risk business environment, and generous targeted tax credits to global companies seeking growth.

Please explore this site to learn more about why Ontario, incentives, success profiles and more.

Monday
Apr072014

Ontario’s clean tech ecosystem thrives thanks to Sustainable Development Technology Canada

Hannover DE, HANNOVER MESSE 2014 ­– As a key contributor to the dominant concentration of clean technology companies in Ontario, Canada, Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is energizing the development and demonstration of a clean technology ecosystem that international clean tech companies can and should take advantage of. 

The 2014 Canadian Clean Technology Industry Report by Analytica Advisors states that 35% of clean tech companies in Canada are located in Ontario – 10% more than in any other Canadian province. 86 of 246 SDTC-funded projects to date are funded in Canada’s largest province, which is also home to the Ontario Clean Technology Alliance ­– a collective of regional and municipal economic development organizations across Ontario – that is attending HANNOVER MESSE, the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology including energy and environmental innovations.

“With over $600 million allocated over 246 technology projects across Canada, SDTC has successfully leveraged an additional $2.2 billion in funding from project partners including global clean technology companies,” said Jim Mairs, Senior Business Development Consultant/Assistant Manager for the City of Guelph’s Economic Development, Finance & Enterprise Services, an Ontario Clean Technology Alliance member. “Ontario has attracted more SDTC funding than any other province in Canada. Ontario’s clean technology sector also offers a world-leading, highly educated talent base, a low-risk business environment, and generous targeted tax credits to global clean energy, clean technology and environmental companies seeking growth.”

SDTC’s SD Tech Fund™ is currently accepting statements of interest until April 16, 2014. International clean tech companies can take advantage as consortium members through partnerships, limited partnerships or business trusts with incorporated Canadian companies. SDTC provides investment into the development and demonstration phases of clean technologies, helping prove the viability of the technology in a real-world setting.  SDTC typically contributes about 33% of eligible project costs, typically ranging from several hundred thousand to several million dollars, with consortia members, including industry and end-use customers, active as well in financing and guiding the project to commercialization. More information on the fund is available at www.sdtc.ca.

Recent SDTC clean technology investments within the member cities and regions of the Ontario Clean Technology Alliance include:

  • SiREM Labs of Guelph, Ontario. SDTC funded demonstration of the first Canadian application of KB-1® for in situ biodegradation of chlorinated solvents in cold groundwater and fractured bedrock conditions to show that bioaugmentation with KB-1® can be a cost-effective cleanup strategy for PCE and TCE contaminated sites, particularly under Canadian climatic and fractured bedrock site conditions. 
  • BIOX Canada Ltd. of Hamilton, Ontario. SDTC funded demonstration of a technology to convert agricultural seed oil, cooking oils/grease, animal tallows and fats into biodiesel at atmospheric pressure and near-ambient temperatures, resulting in considerably lower production costs, making biodiesel competitive with petroleum diesel. 

About the Ontario Clean Technology Alliance

The Ontario Clean Technology Alliance offers a highly educated workforce, excellent growth opportunities, a low-risk business environment, and generous R&D tax credits that are the envy of other countries. The Alliance includes Durham Region, Halton Region, Ottawa Region, City of Hamilton, Waterloo Region, Windsor-Essex, City of Guelph and the Southwestern Ontario Marketing Alliance. Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada as well as the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment are Alliance partners. For more information, go to www.ontariocleantechalliance.com

Tuesday
Dec032013

$80 million solar win by ABB shines light on potential of the Ontario Clean Technology Alliance as Canada prepares for $350 billion infrastructure boom over next five years

Deep talent base and wide array of clean technologies attract global companies
 
Paris, France – POLLUTEC HORIZONS 2013 – As Canada enjoys a $350 billion “infrastructure supercycle” over the next five years, the Ontario Clean Technology Alliance – a collective of regional and municipal economic development organizations across Ontario – is attending Pollutec Horizons 2013 in Paris. The Alliance is inviting clean technology investments from around the world while shining a light on an $80 million win from Swiss-based ABB Ltd., the leading power and automation technology group, and its Ontario consortium partner Bondfield Construction.

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Tuesday
Dec032013

Le contrat de 80 millions de dollars en matière d’énergie solaire, remporté par ABB, met en lumière le potentiel de l’Ontario Clean Technology Alliance

Le contrat de 80 millions de dollars en matière d’énergie solaire, remporté par ABB, met en lumière le potentiel de l’Ontario Clean Technology Alliance, alors que le Canada connaît une vague d’investissements dans les infrastructures, d’une valeur de 350 milliards de dollars et qui se poursuivra au cours des cinq prochaines années

Un bassin de talent exceptionnel et un vaste éventail de technologies propres attirent des entreprises de partout dans le monde

Paris, France – POLLUTEC HORIZONS 2013 – Alors que le Canada connaît un « supercycle des infrastructures » d’une valeur de 350 milliards de dollars et qui se poursuivra au cours des cinq prochaines années, l’Ontario Clean Technology Alliance – un collectif regroupant des organisations de développement économique régionales et municipales en Ontario – participera à Pollutec Horizon 2013, à Paris.

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Monday
May062013

Niagara’s water power prowess embraces the allure of wind

International investments are blowing wind industry companies, manufacturing and construction jobs across Ontario

While the Niagara Region of Canada is known worldwide for its magnificent waterfalls and associated hydro power, the Ontario Clean Technology Alliance is attending WINDPOWER 2013 in Chicago to announce a series of national and international wind investments by companies including Capital Power Inc., Enercon Canada Inc., Niagara Region Wind Corp. (NRWC), NextEra Energy Canada ULC, REpower Systems SE, Samsung Renewable Energy Inc., and TSP Canada Towers Inc.

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Monday
Apr082013

$100 million investments by Siemens and CS Wind demonstrate significance of Ontario’s Green Energy Act

Hannover, Germany – HANNOVER MESSE 2013 – The Ontario Clean Technology Alliance is attending Hannover MESSE, the world’s leading industrial technology showcase with 180,000-plus visitors, with news of a milestone order by Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. (Samsung) and Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern) for the supply and commissioning of 124 wind turbines for the South Kent Wind project.

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