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Vancouver Organization Brings People Together to Reduce Waste and Improve Lives

September 12, 2018
A Vancouver-based for-profit social enterprise continues to do great things for both the environment and for humanity. The Plastic Bank has been enabling the exchange of plastic for money and necessities to help people living in poverty build better futures and support their families. Their mission is to stop ocean plastic by gathering people together to monetize waste while improving lives. Shaun Frankson and David Katz founded The Plastic Bank in 2013 and have grown their company to include collection projects in Haiti and the Philippines with plans to expand their services to Brazil and Indonesia. The Plastic Bank pays low-in... continue reading
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B.C. Companies Showcase Innovation at Singapore International Water Week

August 2, 2018
Companies from across British Columbia recently attended Singapore International Water Week – a platform for sharing and collaborating on innovative water solutions for clean tech applications.  The new Trade and Investment Representative office in Singapore was instrumental in securing B.C.’s presence at the event and ensuring networking opportunities. The participating companies listed below develop hardware and software solutions ranging from agricultural irrigation, to forest fire prevention, to maintaining PH levels in swimming pools. The variety of clean tech solutions with water reflects the abundance of t... continue reading
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North America’s First Closed-Loop Waste Management System Homegrown in B.C.

June 8, 2018
British Columbia is a leading research and development hub at the forefront of green innovation and is ranked among the top ten in the world. The clean technology sector, including power generation, energy efficiency, transportation and industrial processes that create green benefits, has been growing steadily and is considered to be worth $3 trillion per year globally. The City of Surrey has recently taken significant strides towards clean technology and sustainable waste solutions. The Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators has recently awarded Surrey’s Biofuel Facility a national innovation award, recognizing t... continue reading
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Hydrogen Energy and Fuel Cell Technology in British Columbia

April 18, 2018
The world is looking for clean and renewable energy sources, and British Columbia is answering the call. Hydroelectricity, the mainstay of power for the province, is among the cleanest, safest and most reliable energy sources. The extensive B.C. coast is home to wave energy research, and solar, wind and biomass options are being adopted across the province. With growing demand for clean energy and an impressive local history of hydrogen technology development and commercialization, British Columbia is a leader in the global hydrogen fuel cell industry. Hydrogen can store energy and produces no carbon emissions during use. As glob... continue reading
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