The B.C. Centre for Innovation and Clean Energy (CICE) will provide $5.2 million in non-dilutive funding to accelerate the commercial development and global scaling of clean energy innovations from British Columbia.
Funding was granted through CICE’s 2023 Open Call for Innovation, which attracted over 100 applications from across the province, highlighting an impressive range of strategies and technologies to advance decarbonization.
CICE’s annual open call for innovation launched in January 2023, and welcomed game-changing ideas and project proposals across CICE areas of focus.
Among the funding recipients in the battery and energy storage space are Mangrove Lithium and Invinity Energy Systems.
Mangrove Lithium is validating electrochemical processing technology that will reduce the carbon and energy intensity of critical battery materials by refining a diverse source of feedstocks into battery grade lithium – with zero waste products.
Invinity Energy Systems is scaling up its vanadium flow batteries to accelerate the adoption of renewable energy by delivering utility scale longer duration storage for electric grids worldwide.
“B.C. is home to amazing innovators that are fast-tracking our progress towards ambitious net-zero targets and securing a greener and more prosperous future for generations to come. CICE is proud to be funding B.C.’s clean energy technologies at the intersection of breakthrough and real-word implementation,” commented Ged McLean, Executive Director of the CICE.
UBC-born Takachar was among the funding recipients in the low carbon bio and synthetic fuels space.
Takachar is making biomass-based chemicals and biofuels economically feasible by prototyping a small-scale, portable biomass conversion unit on tractors and pick-up trucks to process raw biomass on-site in remote communities and places where it is usually not economic to process.
Check out the complete list of B.C. clean energy innovators that have received CICE funding to propel a carbon-negative future here.