The TargetGHG Collaborative Technology Development Program is a $45 million research and development fund aimed at supporting clean technology (cleantech) commercialization partnerships. Innovations created through the collaboration should specifically seek to reduce the greenhouse gasses released by Canada’s heaviest emitters.
If you’ve walked by Church and Dundas, you might have noticed a big, metal box where a parking lot used to be. No, it’s not a new neighbour with a taste for minimalist architecture: it’s a 150 kW Li-Ion battery provided by Electrovaya, with the potential to change how we store energy in Toronto.
At MaRS, Santa is a scientist. And he’s going carbon neutral. It should come as little surprise that Mr. Claus is an early adopter of new technology. An avid user of GPS, our tech-savvy traveler’s latest obsession is boosting the glide on his sleigh runners with his proprietary nano coating. In keeping with the Paris climate deal, this year’s “naughty” boys and girls will get a lump of ice instead of coal.
According to Salima Visram, 1.3 billion people around the world rely on kerosene lamps as their only source of light — a dangerous method that results in entire villages and communities being burned down due to lamps being knocked over.