Entrepreneurs

Since 2014, GreenCentre has mobilized over 100 early-stage chemical and materials companies, helping them raise over $200 million in private and public investment and directly creating and retaining over 250 high quality jobs.

Our Services

Accelerating Your Time to Market

We provide a team of highly-trained technical professionals working in well-equipped state-of-the-art lab facilities to support your early-stage company’s technology development efforts.

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Testimonials

We came to GreenCentre with a formula for our adhesive technology that worked well in the lab but did not have a clear path (or the proper equipment) for scale up production. GreenCentre tested our material on large-scale equipment, leveraging their industry network, and developed a procedure and recommendations for a manufacturing process. As a start-up company, we faced difficult challenges for scale up and commercialization, but now, because of GreenCentre, we have a defined path to bring our technology to market.
Hermann Koch,
Director Fortalesa Technologies
Win has been impressed on several levels, and especially with how quickly the GreenCentre team understood our needs and aim for the project. We have witnessed a clear demonstration of their expertise, not only in synthetic organic chemistry, but also in business accumen and understanding of external funding opportunities. Our expectations for the relationship have clearly been exceeded, and we are continuing to look at other projects in which we can cooperate. Win Chemicals has always had a strong commitment to develop green chemistry, and we believe we have found a key partner in GreenCentre that shares this same value.
Jim Wingfield,
Owner - WIN Chemicals
GreenCentre has demonstrated great proficiency and value in its chemistry services. GreenCentre's combination of technical expertise, laboratory resources, and flexible business model is extremely rare in the industry. This makes GreenCentre an ideal development partner.
Innovation Services Client
GreenCentre Canada has provided Suncayr with some extremely valuable contribution. When they agreed to work with us it allowed us to complete a very key project in assessing the viability of getting our product working. We needed to confirm that there was no issue with a component being toxic and GreenCentre was able to supply the grant funding to prove this was the case. This lifted a huge barrier off of us and allowed us to proceed on both a product development path and a business development path. We would not have been able to move as fast or rapidly without the help.
Chad Sweeting,
CTO and Co-Founder - Suncayr

Companies We've Assisted

GreenCentre provided guidance and funding to the following firms to help them commercialize and test their innovations:

Li-Cycle: Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling

Li-Cycle has commercialized a low-cost, high value process to recycle all types of lithium-ion batteries for the recovery of critical materials. As part of a GreenCentre program funded by the Province of Ontario, we helped develop and support the scale-up of their process. Today, Li-Cycle has over 50 employees, with R&D and processing facilities in Kingston, ON. Li-Cycle is also establishing a second commercial location in Rochester, NY with a $175M investment.

Alchemy: Nanocoatings for Challenging Environments

Alchemy manufactures innovative nanocoatings that repel water, dirt and ice while simultaneously improving impact resistance and durability for advanced windshield sensor systems used in harsh environments.  As part of a GreenCentre program funded by the Province of Ontario, we assisted with developing their formulation and performed extensive testing and product validation work.  Today, Alchemy has raised over $4M in capital and their Exoshield product is commercially available through a global network of authorized aftermarket stores and car dealerships.

Anomera: Redefining Cellulose for the Future

Anomera manufactures carboxylated cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) in a patented eco-friendly method that delivers superior advanced manufacturing materials from sustainably harvested Canadian forests for use currently in the cosmetics and personal care industry. Anomera’s CNC, referred to as DextraCel, is also being tested in many other industrial applications. As part of a GreenCentre program funded by the Province of Ontario, we assisted with developing their CNC production process to improve both the economics & environmental footprint. Today, Anomera has grown to over 20 employees and is building a Québec-based manufacturing facility with $5M in funding from SDTC.

Salient Energy: Built for the renewable energy revolution

Salient Energy is developing safe, inexpensive, long-lasting zinc-ion batteries for stationary energy storage. As part of a GreenCentre program funded by the Government of Canada, we evaluated and refined new methods for their novel cathode material production.  Today, Salient is scaling up its technology in Dartmouth, NS with a $3M investment from SDTC and has grown to 11 employees.

CarboNet: Safe, economic, water treatment

CarboNetTM Water Treatment is a clean tech company that can eliminate barriers to widespread adoption of recycled water. The company’s novel technology holds the promise of enabling mass freshwater preservation. CarboNet fundamentally changes the economics of water treatment to the point where industry and agriculture will choose to reuse their water or adopt non-freshwater sources (desalinization of seawater) to feed their growing demand. As part of a GreenCentre program funded by the Government of Canada, we developed new materials to expand CarboNet’s product line.