Shell Supports Canada’s Green Entrepreneurs
Made-in-Canada clean tech receives a boost through Shell’s Quest Climate Grant.
Canadian entrepreneurs Carbon Upcycling, Borealis Wind and Sojourn Labs were each awarded $50,000 by the Shell Canada Quest Climate Grant to advance their technologies in support of a lower-carbon future for Canada.
Carbon Upcycling Technologies is a Canadian cleantech start-up that is working on sequestering CO2 gas in a solid form within a variety of carbon-based feedstocks.
Borealis Wind aims to solve the problem of wind turbine blade icing with an internal blade heating retrofit installed inside the rotor blades.
Sojourn Labs was started to create a better way of getting around city streets. The solution–an electric car powered by solar energy and the rider’s own pedaling.
“For Canada to achieve its climate change targets, our society will need bold new ideas and smart thinking from all Canadians,” says Michael Crothers, Shell Canada President and Country Chair. “The exceptional young entrepreneurs receiving this year’s Quest Climate Grant have shown us that there are many ways to tackle what can seem like a daunting challenge. Innovation is alive and well in Canada, and together, we can thrive economically while making real progress toward our environmental goals.”