Canadian cleantech companies are making their mark on the world stage with 12 companies being named to the prestigious Global Cleantech 100 list at the Cleantech Forum in San Francisco.

This year the list of innovative and promising clean technology companies represents strong diversification of markets and sectors with representation from across Canada.

But the West Coast stands out with five companies calling B.C. home – Axine Water Technologies, Carbon Engineering, Enbala Power Networks, Minesense Technologies, and Semios.

Axine provides on-site wastewater systems that treat the toughest toxic organic pollutants produced by pharmaceutical, electronic, chemical and other industrial facilities.

Carbon Engineering is a clean energy company focusing on the commercialization of Direct Air Capture technology that captures carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere.

Enbala Power Networks is a real-time energy-balancing platform that is transforming energy system operations through a revolutionary, highly flexible approach for creating controllable and dispatchable energy resources.

MineSense‘s technology provides real-time, sensor-based ore sorting for large scale mines, improving the profitability and sustainability of mining operations through this first-of-its-kind technology.

Semios‘ technology assesses and responds to insect, disease and plant health conditions and tracks water usage in real time, giving growers the data they need to improve the yield and grade of their crops while reducing chemical inputs.

The Global Cleantech 100 recognizes the most innovative ventures tackling the planet’s most pressing environmental issues. This year, more than 13,000 companies were considered for the prestigious award.