Generating solutions that improve both the economy and the environment.


June 18, 2018
Queen's gazette - Fresh funds for fresh water

Water purification technology which started in a Queen’s laboratory is one step closer to commercial reality.


April 11, 2018
C&EN - Carbonated-water-based paint acts like high-performance coating

Slightly fizzy product could be a greener option for demanding applications

by Carmen Drahl  | APPEARED IN VOLUME 96, ISSUE 16


February 5, 2018 - BRIEFS - Kingston Whig Standard - Program targets labs' sustainability

While many labs chase the next big breakthrough, a local company will be helping them do so sustainably.


November 2, 2017
Innovation4D Blog Series - AOMS Technologies

Innovation4D connects the venture capital community with the SME’s working in the Xerox Research Centre of Canada’s Innovation Hub. This premier event features guest speakers, a tour of a state-of-the-art pilot plant, pitch sessions, and networking opportunities.


October 19, 2017
Innovation4D Blog Series - Anomera

Innovation4D connects the venture capital community with the SME’s working in the Xerox Research Centre of Canada’s Innovation Hub. This premier event features guest speakers, a tour of a state-of-the-art pilot plant, pitch sessions, and networking opportunities.


October 12, 2017
Innovation4D Blog Series - GreenMantra

Innovation4D connects the venture capital community with the SME’s working in the Xerox Research Centre of Canada’s Innovation Hub. This premier event features guest speakers, a tour of a state-of-the-art pilot plant, pitch sessions, and networking opportunities.


August 24, 2017
Anomera raises $1.7M in seed-stage phase to reveal a promising future

Although impressive, a $1.7M financing is not surprising for Anomera, the innovative Montreal-based company and RIC Centre client.


December 14, 2016
ACS GCI Nexus - Fighting Climate Change through Chemistry: GreenCentre's IHC4 Program

It is critically important that the right resources are readily available to advance chemistry technologies with the potential to impact climate change. GreenCentre’s IHC4 program is there to help.


June 1, 2016
Chemical Engineering - Collaboration Commercializing Technology For Reusing Complex Catalysts

The manufacture of pharmaceuticals and many fine chemicals requires costly, toxic catalysts with metal atoms bonded to complex organic ligands that catalyze the creation of chiral centers. Current processes often use homogeneous (dissolved) chiral catalysts and batch processing, an approach that requires extra steps to separate catalyst from products, a process that often destroys the catalyst or makes catalyst recycling difficult.


April 29, 2016
Speciality Chemicals Magazine - Partnership for chiral catalyst

Chiral Technologies has concluded an agreement with GreenCentre Canada, under which they will introduce and commercialise a new catalyst technology for the synthesis of fine chemicals, including pharmaceuticals and fragrance products, using Chiral Technologies’ global distribution channels into the pharmaceutical industry.


April 18, 2016
environmental LEADER - GreenCentre, Marakek Environmental Team Up on Solvent Recycling Technology

Recycling solvents converts them to pure form so they can be reused — thus sending less waste to landfills — but has its own challenges, such as removing water from solvents.


March 30, 2016
The Whig Standard - City called a leader in green innovation

Kingston is becoming a key centre in the province's transition to a knowledge-based economy, said Deputy Premier Deb Matthews.


March 30, 2016
CKWS TV - Deputy Premier Deb Matthews Visits Kingston

Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne is scheduled to visit Kingston tomorrow to talk up her budget plan for free post-secondary tuition. She’ll be touring Regi High School. Meanwhile, Ontario’s deputy premier did some experimenting today at a chemistry lab in Kingston. Deb Matthews got a hands-on tour at “Green Centre Canada” — a company that’s been receiving lot of attention this year 


March 15, 2016 - CleanTech North 2015 Winter Forum Toronto, ON

On December 17, 2015, Canadian water clean-tech entrepreneurs and investors gathered in the Gowling WLG office at First Canadian Place for the CleanTech North Winter Forum. Research and Innovation Minister Reza Moridi acknowledged the importance that business opportunities in clean technologies - particular water technologies - are for the future strength of the Canadian economy.


March 7, 2016
MarketWired - Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) funds Toronto Cleantech Pyrowave Entrepreneurs

TORONTO, ONTARIO and EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - March 7, 2016) - The Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Hon. Navdeep Bains, today announced at an Alberta Enterprise Group Breakfast in Edmonton, Canada their commitment to $206M in funding 36 SDTC projects including $1.032M to Pyrowave Inc.


January 18, 2016
C & E N January 18, 2016 - Two New Tools for Drug Makers

Collaborations between chemists in academia and in the pharmaceutical industry have yielded two new tools that scientists can use to make important modifications to drug candidates.


December 9, 2015
Xerox Research Centre of Canada Helps GreenCentre Canada With A Technology To Produce Fresh Water

GreenCentre spins off company, Forward Water Technologies, to revolutionize fresh water production with breakthrough desalination system.


December 8, 2015
Carleton University Fall 2015 Magazine - Real-World Research

Banu Ormeci developed a technology that will help waste-water treatment plants use fewer chemicals. Her work may save millions of dollars for cities around the world.


November 30, 2015 - GreenCentre's Scale-Up Capacity Drawing US Chemists

Paul Chirak, a Princeton University researcher specializing in catalysts for new methods of chemical synthesis, has turned to GreenCentre Canada for help in commercializing products he has been developing.


November 1, 2015
Chemical Engineering - Switchable Solvent Technology is a Promising Development for Advancing Forward Osmosis

Forward osmosis (FO), whereby a concentrated salt solution is used to “draw” water through a membrane from a less-concentrated salt solution (via osmotic pressure), has the advantage over reverse osmosis (RO) in that high pressures, with the associated pumps and energy requirements, are avoided. In addition, FO can be applied for concentrating brine solutions of much higher concentration (up to 25 wt.%) than seawater — such brines, as are produced in hydraulic fracturing, cannot be treated by RO, says professor Philip Jessop, Dept. of Chemistry, Queen’s University.


August 13, 2015
New Technology Aims to Solve Fresh Water Crisis

The world is suffering from a fresh water shortage. And Canada is coming to the rescue. The country has one of the most vibrant and innovative water technology sectors on the globe. One Canadian scientist thinks he’s developed the technology to finally tackle our global water worry.  



July 21, 2015
Red X Technologies - GreenCentre Canada Spins off Revolutionary Water Purification Company

Today we congratulate GreenCentre Canada (GCC) – a national centre of excellence working with academia and industrial partners to identify and develop green technologies – on the launch of its new business, Forward Water Technologies. The company will revolutionize fresh water production through an inexpensive, low-energy desalination approach that uses switchable salt to purify water.



July 10, 2015
RIC Centre - GreenCentre Canada Appoints New Executive Director

Since April 2014, Mr. Pigott has worked to make GreenCentre a sustainable and successful business focused on effectively introducing new green innovations to market—whether they originate from Canada’s pre- eminent university labs, from ambitious entrepreneurs, or from established companies looking for additional lab resources.



July 1, 2015
Chemical Institution of Canada - Firefighters Pair with GreenCentre Canada to Push Gel

When a group of experienced firefighters in eastern Ontario wanted to come up with a way of making their profession more environmentally friendly, they turned to Ontario’s network of organizations that help turn such ideas into marketable products.



April 29, 2015
The Whig Standard - GreenCentre Canada offers Assistance to Growing Chemistry Companies

GreenCentre Canada, a Kingston-based company that assists organizations specializing in green chemistry innovation, is now accepting applications to help growing small- and medium-sized enterprises in Ontario.



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