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Ignite Award winners named on 2019 Global Cleantech 100 List

Posted on February 7, 2019

100 companies, 12 from Canada, 6 from BC, and 2 Innovate BC Ignite Award Winners.

Last week, Cleantech Group unveiled the 2019 Global Cleantech 100 List which recognizes industry-leading companies in clean technology sector world-wide, and Terramera and Axine Water Technologies made the list. This is the second year that both companies have been recognized on this list, and both companies received Innovate BC’s Ignite Program funding in recent years.

Terramera is a Vancouver-based global leader in Technology for Clean Food with a mission to increase global yields while decreasing synthetic chemical loads, so growing affordable, clean food is possible for everyone. In partnership with Dr. Juli Carillo from UBC and Dr. Zamir Punja from SFU they are developing and researching a new and safer generation of natural pest management products. This consortium was recognized by Innovate BC in October 2018 with $241,500 in Ignite program funding, and with the help of the funding they hope to commercialize new pesticide products that are derived from Neem and Karanja oils using a Molecular Delivery System (MDS). MDS is a technology pioneered by Terramera that allows greater permeability of natural products to insect pests.

In 2017 Axine Water Technologies in partnership with research conducted by UVIC’s Dr. Frank Van Veggel was awarded $300,000 in Ignite funding to further develop a breakthrough electro-catalyst material to enhance ammonia removal in Axine’s industrial wastewater treatment systems.

We’re excited to see them featured amongst companies with the most innovative and promising ideas in cleantech positioned to solve the biggest sustainability challenges facing our world. And we look forward to following Terramera and Axine’s cleantech journeys with hopes that their products continue to improve the environmental impact of industry in BC and throughout the world.

Innovate BC’s Ignite Program provides up to $300,000 in funding to accelerate the commercialization of new technologies and innovations in the natural resources and applied sciences sectors in British Columbia. For more info, visit: innovatebc.ca/ignite.

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