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Cleantech

Greener
future

Canada offers the ideal combination of skilled workers and plentiful resources, making it fertile ground for clean, carbon-free technologies that will shape the businesses of tomorrow and ensure a greener future.

Water technologies

Canada has a history of world-class water innovation and breakthrough technologies. Canadian solutions include ultra-violet lights and artificial intelligence to improve water quality and treatment, manure treatment technologies for agriculture, and chemical analysis detectors for water contaminants, among many others.

Canadian water technology companies work across major industries, including agriculture, energy, manufacturing and mining.

Canada’s water technology network, waterNEXT, brings together researchers and companies to accelerate the commercialization and adoption of water technologies.

Carbon capture, utilization and storage

As countries around the world work to reduce carbon emissions and meet net-zero objectives by 2050, Canada is working on solutions for carbon capture, utilization and storage. In Nova Scotia, Canadian company CarbonCure is injecting CO2 into wet concrete. This strengthens the concrete while reducing the amount of cement needed.

Major fossil fuel companies are also innovating in carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies that allow fossil fuels to burn and reduce emissions. Among them is Shell Canada. The company runs a CCS facility near Edmonton, Alberta – the first large-scale project in North America to store CO2 exclusively in deep, non-potable saline water formations.

Renewable energy

With abundant renewable energy and biomass resources, Canada is deeply committed to developing a greener future through clean technologies. More than half of Canada’s electricity is generated by renewable sources, making it a global centre of expertise and a destination for collaborative R&D in cleantech.

Global companies like Berkshire Hathaway Energy, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and EDF Renewables continue to invest in solar, wind and other major renewable energy projects in Canada.

How we help

Invest in Canada provides personalized services to global cleantech companies. We help identify opportunities and incentives, and connect you with the right people to support your growth plans.

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Recent investments

Braya Renewables

Type of investment
Acquisition of renewable diesel refinery and investment in facility upgrades
Total invested
$509 million
Total jobs
200
Source country
United States
Location
Come By Chance, NL

Nature Energy

Type of investment
Large-scale facility for renewable natural gas production
Total invested
$100 million
Total jobs
200
Source country
Denmark
Location
Farnham, QC

LM Wind Power

Type of investment
Expansion of wind turbine blade facility
Total invested
$65 million
Total jobs
200
Source country
United States
Location
Gaspé, QC

Rio Tinto Group

Type of investment
Expansion of hydroelectric power plant
Total invested
$252 million
Total jobs
40
Source country
United Kingdom
Location
Alma, QC

Enel Green Power

Type of investment
Connecting three new wind farms in North America
Total invested
$210 million
Total jobs
10
Source country
Italy
Location
Pincher Creek, AB

Amazon

Type of investment
Solar project
Source country
United States
Location
Newell County, AB

Siemens Energy

Type of investment
First waste heat-to-power facility in Canada
Total invested
$200.3 million
Total jobs
11
Source country
Germany
Location
Greenview, AB

Berkshire Hathaway Energy Canada (BHE Canada)

Type of investment
Wind turbines
Total invested
$199.9 million
Total jobs
13
Source country
United States
Location
Ridge, AB