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Canadian cleantech sector strong in research, innovation, but weak in commercialization

Canadian cleantech sector strong in research, innovation, but weak in commercialization

Canada is better at academic research and publishing papers on new cleantech technologies than it is at commercializing those new technologies. A new report from Sustainable Development Technology Canada and Cycle Capital, a venture capital fund manager, says that research, particularly in the areas of transportation and ecomobility, advanced materials, nuclear energy, and air, is… Continue Reading

Vitamin-derived battery created by U of T chemists

Vitamin-derived battery created by U of T chemists

The search for better batteries has taken another step forward with the work of chemists at the University of Toronto. Their breakthrough uses the principle of biomimicry to create a more environmentally benign battery than the regular lithium-ion batteries in common use. For the first time, the scientists have used a bio-derived polymer derived from… Continue Reading

Cap and trade law passes in Ontario, carbon pricing set to begin

Cap and trade law passes in Ontario, carbon pricing set to begin

Ontario took a major step toward reducing its carbon emissions when lawmakers passed the government’s cap and trade legislation today, a key component of its climate change strategy. According to the government, “every dollar” of the money raised from the cap and trade program, which could be as much as $1.9 billion, will be invested… Continue Reading

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