Reporting on October 2nd’s CleanTech North meeting: Clear The Air

On October 2nd, CleanTech North resumed its meeting schedule with Clear The Air: Support for Emissions Reduction Innovations.  Hosted with flair by the City of Toronto at the world-famous Toronto City Hall (Committee Room 3), we first featured a presentation by Heather Ward of Tandem Technical (http://www NULL.tandemtechnical, an early-stage carbon-reduction technology firm, then a small panel on support available for companies like Tandem.  That panel included Tim Stoate, Vice-President (http://taf of Impact Investing (http://taf for The Atmospheric Fund (http://taf, and Ivette Vera-Perez (https://blog NULL.oce-ontario, TargetGHG Manager (http://oce-ontario at Ontario Centres of Excellence (http://oce-ontario

Two of our presenters for Clear The Air on October 2nd, Heather Ward of Tandem Technical, and Tim Stoate of The Atmospheric Fund.

Our presenters for Clear The Air on October 2nd, Heather Ward of Tandem Technical, Tim Stoate of The Atmospheric Fund, and Ivette Vera-Perez of OCE. 

The Atmospheric Fund is currently updating its approach, but focuses on project finance and some private equity, as well as grants to NPOs in its catchment area (the GTHA (https://en NULL.wikipedia rather than equity finance.  However, TAF has long taken the position that various strategies can mitigate the emissions causing our climate to change.  Rather than focus solely on the urban built environment, TAF has for example invested in the Investeco Sustainable Food Fund (http://investeco  This substantiates CleanTech North’s position that cleantech is much more than a diverse collection of industrial sub-sectors. Increasingly, we are as one in our collective synergy and ability to achieve common environmental objectives.

TargetGHG, part of the Ontario Green Investment Fund (https://www NULL.ontario, aims to “help Ontario meet its greenhouse gas emission reduction targets by encouraging large industrial plants to adopt leading-edge technology and supporting Ontario‚Äôs entrepreneurs in developing creative new solutions.”  It comprises an Industrial Demonstration Program (http://www NULL.oce-ontario, Collaborative R&D Program (http://www NULL.oce-ontario (industry-academic), Collaborative Technology Development Program (http://www NULL.oce-ontario (for SMEs), (Ontarian contestants for) the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE (http://www NULL.oce-ontario, and Ontario’s Solutions 2030 Challenge (http://www NULL.solutions2030

To conclude, this CTN meeting was once again oversubscribed, and we look forward to our next event December 4th in more spacious quarters at Metro Hall – stay tuned!

Venue for Clear The Air - Toronto City Hall!

Venue for Clear The Air – Toronto City Hall!

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