This article showcases our top picks for the best Canada based Environmental Engineering startups. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Environmental Engineering industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Canada Environmental Engineering Startups
Svante offers companies in emissions-intensive industries a commercially viable way to capture large-scale CO2 emissions from existing infrastructure, either for safe storage or to be recycled for further industrial use in a closed loop. With the ability to capture CO2 directly from industrial sources at less than half the capital cost of existing solutions, Svante makes industrial-scale carbon capture a reality.
Svante’s Board of Directors includes Nobel Laureate and former Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu; former Airbus Group’s Chief Technical Officer Jean Botti; and Steven Berkenfeld, former Head of Industrial & Cleantech Practice at Barclays Capital.. .
Pond is one of the first companies to commercialize a scalable Carbon Capture & Utilization technology that can be deployed at existing industrial sites. The algae photosynthesize and consumer carbon dioxide emissions.
Pond’s uses its proprietary growth platform to grow algae at a rapid rate in confined vessels (large tanks) – resulting in high-volume, high-quality algae biomass ready for further processing Pond algae is converted into a range of products, including nutraceuticals (astaxantin, chlorella, spirulina), high-protein animal feed, or petroleum derivatives (e.g. green plastic, cosmetics, industrial lubricants, or biofuel).
Pond’s growth platform is modular, scalable, bolt-on solution with zero water loss and minimal land footprint on existing industry sites. Pond essentially closes the carbon loop by mining our economy’s biggest output – carbon dioxide..
Innergex énergie renouvelable inc. est un chef de file canadien de l’industrie de l’énergie renouvelable.
En activité depuis 1990, la Société développe, détient et gère des centrales hydroélectriques au fil de l’eau, des parcs éoliens et des parcs solaires photovoltaïques et elle exerce ses activités au Québec, en Ontario, en Colombie-Britannique, dans l’Idaho aux États-Unis et en France. Innergex Renewable Energy Inc.
is a leading Canadian independent renewable power producer. Active since 1990, the Company develops, owns and operates run-of-river hydroelectric facilities, wind farms and solar photovoltaic farms and carries out its operations in Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia, Idaho, USA, and France..
General Fusion develops utility-scale fusion power using a new, patent-pending concept based on recent developments in Magnetized Target Fusion (MTF). MTF has been relatively unexplored by the fusion community since the 1970s, but if proven it would provide a practical near-term path to fusion energy.
It is the goal of General Fusion to demonstrate and commercialize this new clean, safe, and economical concept by the end of the decade. General Fusion is supported by a global syndicate of energy venture capital funds, industry leaders, & technology pioneers.
General Fusion was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Burnaby, British Columbia.. .
E2metrix develops and commercializes innovative wastewater and recirculated water systems to remove targeted contaminants for a variety of industries, leveraging the company’s proprietary electrolysis technology platform, ECOTHOR(TM) and its extensive know-how. Founded in 2011, E2Metrix is a privately-held Canadian technology company with a 4,500 sq.
ft. facility located in Sherbrooke, Québec.
FilterBoxx Water & Environmental
FilterBoxx Water and Environmental Corp. provides packaged potable water and wastewater treatment systems to the Canadian upstream industry.
It offers water treatment systems, such as granular filtration, clarification, iron and manganese removal, reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, and desalination products, as well as water softeners and DAF systems. The company also provides wastewater-sewage treatment, and process and industrial wastewater treatment products.
In addition, it offers skid mounted and/or containerized, portable, packaged water, and wastewater solutions. Further, the company provides industrial system packages for high strength BOD/COD removal, refractory organics removal, produced water treatment, oil/water separation, and heavy metals removal products.
Furthermore, it rents, services, and operates water and wastewater treatment facilities on a design-build-own-operate basis in Canada and the United States. It serves industrial, municipal, resort, and aboriginal clients, as well as oil and gas customers operating in remote locations in Alberta, British Columbia, and the NorthWest Territories, Canada.
FilterBoxx Water and Environmental Corp. was founded in 2001 and is based in Calgary, Canada with an additional office in Stony Plain..
LGC Capital Ltd. is a Canadian incorporated public company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.
LGC’s objective is to become a diversified business group with core business divisions that provide shareholders with exposure to a diverse range of businesses, products and services. Successful environmental management is dependent on recognising, avoiding and minimising environmental impact.
LGC Capital is aware that protection of the environment requires careful planning and commitment at all levels within the Company. Best environmental practice demands a continuing, integrated process through all phases of a project.
Environmental management is a core business requirement for LGC Capital, essential to long-term success. They comply with all relevant legislative requirements and commitments applicable to its operations, and where practicable, exceed these requirements.
In addition, they are committed to achieving environmental management standards through continuous improvement of its environmental performance.. .
Livestock Water Recycling
Livestock Water Recycling is the world’s leading provider of manure treatment technology. From their Innovation Center in Calgary, Alberta, they work with farms around the world to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, concentrate and segregate nutrients for strategic fertilizer application, and recycle clean, reusable water.
The LWR System is the only proven and fully operating technology that reduces the overall volume of manure, concentrates nutrients and delivers a renewable, high-quality water source. Better yet, it provides a minimum 20-30% on investment.
From being the first to being the continued market leader, their vision has always been to help livestock farmers increase farm efficiencies, while becoming even more environmentally sustainable.. .
Orbite is a Canadian clean technology based mineral-processing and resource development company whose innovative and proprietary processes are expected to produce alumina and other high-value products, such as rare earth and rare metal oxides, at one of the lowest costs in the industry, and in a sustainable fashion, using feedstocks that include aluminous clay, kaolin, nepheline, bauxite, red mud, fly ash as well as serpentine residues from chrysotile processing sites. The company aims to become a key player in the minerals processing industry by commercializing their technology that addresses inefficiencies, supply issues and environmental liabilities Orbite is currently in the process of finalizing its first commercial high-purity alumina (HPA) production plant in Cap-Chat, Québec and has completed the basic engineering for a proposed smelter-grade alumina (SGA) production plant, which would use clay mined from its Grande-Vallée deposit.
The Company’s portfolio contains 16 intellectual property families, including multiple patents and pending patent applications in various countries and regions. The first intellectual property family is patented in Canada, USA, Australia, China, Japan and Russia.
The Company also operates a state of the art technology development center in Laval, Québec, where its technologies are developed and validated.. .
Freegold Ventures is a mining company that focuses on exploring for copper and gold near Fairbanks, Alaska. It holds both the Golden Summit project, an advanced stage gold asset on which Freegold completed a preliminary economic assessment (PEA) in January 2016, and the Shorty Creek project, an exciting new copper-gold porphyry discovery.
It was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.. .
Nanozen Industries pioneers innovative approaches to aerosol exposure analysis for industrial workplace environments. Their mission is to build, test, and market leading edge technologies that drive new, emerging standards for workplace analysis, worker protection and timely corrective action in the Occupational Health and Safety industry.
Know the air your breathe!. .
Clearford Water Systems Inc.
Clearford Water Systems is a provider of unified water management solutions for the design, build, finance, operation and maintenance of water and wastewater infrastructure systems. The Company’s technology-based water solutions include the Clearford One wastewater infrastructure systems, Clearford M-brane™ packaged treatment solutions, and a full range of UV Pure® water disinfection products.
Clearford is the winner of the Frost & Sullivan 2017 Enabling Technology Leadership Award for Global Decentralized Water & Wastewater Treatment.. .
Eosense (formerly Forerunner Research Inc., ) is a product company that designs and builds weatherproof gas monitoring devices for soil gas flux research. They are dedicated to equipping research and industry with accurate, go-anywhere tools.
Their products capture concentration and flux data for greenhouses gases such as carbon dioxide and methane, and perform exceptionally well in soil, mud, shallow water, and snow.. .
Long Run Exploration
Long Run Exploration Ltd. is a private Calgary-based intermediate oil and natural gas company focused on light oil development and exploration in Western Canada.
The company is focused on safely and prudently developing and producing properties in an environmentally responsible manner.. .
Steam saves energy and money by making your Hot Water Tank a Smart Water Tank. It retrofits on any tank, old or new, installation taking around 10 minutes.
As soon as Steam is installed it begins paying for itself in around a year when installed on the hot water tank of an average 3 bed house.. .
Quaterra Resources is a mining exploration and development company focused on advancing its key copper assets. The Company also looks for opportunities to acquire copper projects on reasonable terms that have the potential to host large mineral deposits attractive to major mining companies.
It has an option to earn a 90% interest in the Groundhog copper prospect, a 40,000-acre property situated on an established copper porphyry belt 200 miles southwest of Anchorage, Alaska. Quaterra Resources was founded in 1993 and is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada..
Latéral Innovations inc
Always concerned with environmental protection, Latéral Innovations offers a complete waste container management system using Radio Frequency Idendification, an innovative technology. The company installs the transponders on waste bins.
The data collected is used to optimize the collection, treatment and management of different types of waste while minimizing environmental impact.. .
Thomson Power develops and supplies sustainable energy software and power management systems which improve the performance and efficiency of electric and hybrid drives in medium- to heavy-duty truck and bus applications. The company’s plug-and-play vPCS , an adaptive controller; and ThomsonDrive, an integrated electric drivetrain solution together enables fleet operators to economically transition from conventional diesel engines to hybrid and electric school buses, delivery vans, and trucks.
Thomson Power was founded in 2012 and is based in British Columbia, Canada.. .
Veridium Labs, built on the STELLAR Blockchain, is a collaborative initiative between a coalition of industry leaders including EcoSmart Labs, Brian Kelly Capital Management, IDEAcarbon, CBL Markets and Everland. Using a set of proprietary protocols developed by EcoSmart Labs, Veridium has created a net-positive environment social impact offset token, called VERDE.
This ground-breaking new “EcoSmart-Offset Token” does two things: 1). it digitizes environmental assets and 2) it automates the entire complex process of carbon accounting and offsetting in an offset solution that can be seamlessly integrated into enterprise and consumer transactions using blockchain technology..
Terra CO2 Technologies
Terra CO2 Technologies is an industrial technology company that reduces material and logistics costs while reducing the environmental footprint in the cement and mining sectors. It develops innovative environmental technologies to tackle challenging environmental problems.
It was founded in 2012 and employs a diverse group of engineers, scientists, and specialists to bring projects from the ideation stage to market.. .
Plasco Energy Group
Plasco Energy Group Inc. is an innovative technology company that converts post-recycled municipal solid waste into green power and other valuable products.
Plasco operates the world’s only commercial-scale conversion technology facility that converts municipal solid waste into a consistent syngas that runs reciprocating gas engines, to generate electricity.. .
Copperstone helps large mining companies manage liabilities and safety costs associated with their tailings ponds. We do this by building a specialty field robot called HELIX that can access their tailing ponds in a way never before possible.
HELIX brings sensors or sampling payloads to a tailings pond, keeping people out of harms way, reducing costs and improving efficiencies for our clients.. .
Nexom is a wastewater treatment leader, focused on bringing innovative and proven technologies to market for improved nutrient removal and increased energy and operational efficiency. As rising pressure from nutrient limits and energy costs expose the limitations of existing wastewater solutions, consulting engineers and end customers need new tools they can trust.
Through a rigorous proving process and pre-project support that produces final design-ready drawings, Nexom makes best-value technology solutions accessible so engineers can confidently exceed the demands of any municipality or industry.. .
Environment Canada (EC) is an organization formed to protect the environment, conserve the country’s natural heritage, and provide weather and meteorological information. It achieves its goals with the help of science, regulations and legislation, partnerships, programs, and services.
The organization is focused on issues related to air, environmental emergencies, sustainable development, climate change, nature, water, science and technology, pollution and waste, enforcement, and weather. Environment Canada was founded in 1971 and is based in Quebec, Canada..
Envision transforms environments to deliver exceptional branded experiences to some of North America’s best known companies. Envision strategizes with customers to design, build and deliver fixture and signage programs that elevate brands, communicate product benefits and create unique user experiences.
Their team is diverse and each of them works with the same intent: to design environments and experiences that elevate the space and the brand they represent.. .
Since 2005, Mold Busters team has been helping people, families & businesses understand their indoor environment from the inside-out. Through awareness, education and passion, we have been fighting the fight against mold and asbestos in Canada and throughout the Asia-Pacific The mold remediation specialists at Mold Busters use the latest tools and technology and the most reliable mold remediation and inspection techniques.
Our specialists have extensive knowledge and training, allowing them to remove mold from homes, offices, buildings and other spaces quickly, safely and efficiently.. .
SEEDA is an engineering consulting and technical services company that helps clients in delivering successful capital projects. The company provides new operations that will decrease the environmental footprint of any project with a positive impact on the costs and socio-economics.
It also offers inventive planning, engineering, procurement, and environmental services. The company’s client list consists of investors, energy and infrastructure operators, and EPCM organizations.
The team is backed by a group of associates with years of experience in facilitating oil and gas, mining, petrochemical, pipeline, infrastructure, power generation, and water treatment projects. SEEDA was founded on 2016 and is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada..
HES PV is dedicated to helping Canadians use solar electricity in their homes. With over 25 years of industry experience, they use their knowledge base and the best equipment available to provide quality energy solutions.
their systems are reliable, safe and durable. They have trained installers across the country and can ensure your project delivers clean, reliable energy from the sun..
Since 2010, Demtroys Technology has provided an innovative heating control and monitoring solution (electric or gas) for the multi-residential market. The installation of Demtroys energy efficiency programs delivers adapted solutions that provide a comfortable environment and effective control of energy consumption.
This Sherbrooke-based company has a workforce of about ten.. .
DST Consulting Engineers is now Englobe. Together, we are one of the largest Geo technical, Environmental, Materials Testing, Pavement, Building Sciences and Structural Engineering firms in Canada.
Proudly delivering services to clients from coast-to-coast including the territories.. .
CEM Specialties Inc
CEM Specialties Inc. (CEMSI) has been an industry leader for over 25 years in the supply of continuous emissions monitoring systems and process analytics.
Our customers span across many sectors, including: power generation, pulp and paper, mining and minerals, petrochemical, refining, and incineration. Our product lines include cutting edge technologies for gas analyzers, sampling system components, and process analyzers such as: gas chromatographs, NDIR, NDUV, and FTIR analyzers.
CEM Specialties was founded on the premise that we can deliver the best solution to our customers through knowledge of their industry and a mastery of our own industry. We work closely with our customers to address their current needs, to anticipate their future needs, and to overcome any technical challenge encountered along the way.
Learn more about CEM Specialties. .
Sereca Fire Consulting
Based on a unique blend of engineering expertise, field experience, advanced technology and scientific research, Sereca offers numerous engineering and consulting services including fire protection design and engineering, building code consulting, forensic engineering and seminars. With offices throughout Canada and Singapore, Sereca provides authoritative advice and innovative solutions in design planning and construction.
Their Singapore office is ISO 9001:2008 certified and has obtained bizSafe Level 3. They bring real value through their practical experience with building codes and a creative attitude to problem solving.
After a fire they are the forensic engineers of choice for complex investigations and in-depth analyses of fire behaviour.. .
Nelson Environmental Remediation
NELSON is a Western Canadian based environmental contractor, specializing in soil remediation and contaminated soil reclamation., NELSON has developed expertise in employing mobile on site TDU technology for the remediation of soil contaminated with hydrocarbon and other organic compounds under extreme conditions. NELSON maintains the largest fleet of mobile TDU’s in North America and, with its extensive experience, is able to compete on a global scale.
The Alberta business offers a cost effective and guaranteed solution with many additional values provided, depending on project scope.. .
Shepherd Thermoforming and Packaging
Shepherd Thermoforming is a family owned-and-operated business that has become a placeholder in the North American plastics industry since its inception in 1984. With a commitment to customer satisfaction, Shepherd has grown to become an all-in-one solution for custom thermoforming and vacuum forming needs.
Shepherd’s 42,000 square foot facility is home to industry leading sales, engineering and production teams. With a commitment to offer complete solutions for all clients, Shepherd applied for and attained SQF (Safe Quality Food) certification to go along with its fully integrated ISO 9001:2015 certificate.
This means that Shepherd has the ability to produce custom, food safe clamshells, blister packs and other forms of thermoformed and vacuum formed packages to suit each customer’s specific needs.. .
Cornerstone Capital Resources
Cornerstone Capital Resources Inc. has a strong and dedicated technical team that is focused on generating and advancing new projects that have great potential for discovery.
Cornerstone leverages its own exploration funding through joint venture and strategic partnerships, providing shareholders with potential for success at a lower risk. Cornerstone has a diversified portfolio of gold, silver, and copper projects in Ecuador and Chile..
MetaFLO Technologies is the leading environmentally friendly liquid waste disposal technology. Our technology turns liquid waste to a solid in real time, reducing cost, improving safety, and significantly reducing the environmental impact.
Conventional liquid waste disposal techniques add amendments like sawdust to meet solids criteria for transportation to landfill – expanding volume by 200%. MetaFLO’s, clay/super absorbent polymer reagent, combined with our high shear mixing technology adds a 1 – 3% dosage, saving you time and money through reduced transportation and landfill tipping fees.
– See more at: http://liquid-waste-disposal.ca/#sthash.cSi30jJS.dpuf. .
Clean Nature growing issue of chloride contaminated water (surface water and groundwater) is turning into one of the current pressing environmental issues and will tend to increase over time in response to global warming and changes in hydrologic regime. Clean Nature proposes a smart decision-making tool using an artificial intelligence model in order to reduce at source salts roads application.
This tool offers an innovative solution for winter road maintenance by reducing water chloride water pollution while reducing global costs and maintaining road safety.. .
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