Two Burnaby-based companies, Advanced Intelligent Systems and Nano One, are developing projects to advance B.C.’s clean technology sector while supporting a low-carbon future with support from the Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) Fund.
“Through CleanBC, we are supporting made-in-B.C. innovations that will help grow our world-leading clean tech sector and create good jobs,” said Bruce Ralston, Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation. “These Burnaby projects showcase the value of new and innovative clean energy products. They demonstrate we are well on our way in meeting our climate pollution reduction goals.”
Advanced Intelligent Systems is receiving $950,000 to develop a driverless battery-driven cart-pulling system for outdoor on-site transportation of carts and wagons in a plant nursery. This technology will reduce worker injuries by automating repetitive and labour-intensive tasks in the horticulture industry while contributing to B.C.’s emission reduction goals.
Nano One is receiving $3,033,000 to develop an industrial process for producing low-cost, high-performance batteries in electric vehicles (EVs) and a wide range of other advanced nanotechnologies for EVs. This project supports B.C.’s growing EV sector and the transition to a low-carbon economy.
“Investing in clean technology helps create good jobs for people in an innovative and growing sector,” said Katrina Chen, MLA for Burnaby-Lougheed. “Our CleanBC plan ensures we are taking action on climate change by supporting clean energy projects like these two in Burnaby, while building an economy that works for people.”