Since 2014, GreenCentre has mobilized over 100 early-stage chemical and materials companies, helping them raise over $250 million in private and public investment and directly creating and retaining over 300 high quality jobs.
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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.