Macrotek Engineering

September 12, 2013 10:27 ET

Macrotek Receives Investment from the Government of Canada to Develop New Scrubbing Technology for Industrial Gases

MARKHAM, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 12, 2013) - Macrotek announced that it received an investment of $2 million from the Government of Canada through Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) for the development of a new scrubbing process for industrial gases.

Macrotek has developed a ground-breaking suite of technologies that scrub in a novel, cost-effective and efficient way. The technology is developed initially to eliminate hydrogen sulfide (H2S), which is a major component of acid rain, from industrial gas streams. The technology uses a regenerative reagent, drastically reducing reagent consumption. It also converts H2S into its elemental form of sulphur, eliminating the current need to treat sulphate by-product in wastewater streams.

"Canada must nurture highly skilled individuals and new ideas that will help our businesses innovate, secure new markets and create well-paying jobs," said Minister Oliver. "By supporting advanced research and technology, our government is investing in Canadian prosperity and a cleaner environment."

"The projects announced today are great examples of the Canadian innovation and entrepreneurship that characterizes SDTC's portfolio, valued at more than $2 billion and brimming with innovative technological solutions," said Vicky Sharpe, President and CEO of SDTC. "Canadian cleantech leaders are continuing to create economic opportunities and open up avenues to new export markets."

"Thanks to support from the Government of Canada through Sustainable Development Technology Canada, Macrotek's innovative new scrubbing technique could revolutionise the industry, bringing it to a new level of environmental responsibility while achieving sound economic returns," said Peter Ristevski, Macrotek. "When the full life-cycle costs of this technology are considered, we can save Canadian companies 50% in operating costs."

The technology developed by Macrotek will also maintain or improve contaminant removal efficiency. This technology has the potential to address a multitude of other pollutants, such as nitrogen oxides, simultaneously.

"The projects announced today are great examples of the Canadian innovation and entrepreneurship that characterizes SDTC's portfolio, valued at more than $2 billion and brimming with innovative technological solutions," said Vicky Sharpe, President and CEO of SDTC. "Canadian cleantech leaders are continuing to create economic opportunities and open up avenues to new export markets."

This funding was a part of a $14.7 million investment announced today by the Government of Canada to support four clean technology projects.

About Macrotek

With more than 80 years of experience, Macrotek Engineering offers a variety of air pollution control systems to suit a broad range of environmental requirements. Using some of the most innovative and effective technologies available in the industry, Macrotek provides cost-efficient applications for industrial air purification.

Macrotek's mission is to produce customized solutions to their worldwide clients, optimizing energy efficiency, exceeding regulatory requirements, and delivering results unique to each environmental need.

About SDTC

On behalf of the Government of Canada, Sustainable Development Technology Canada helps commercialize Canadian clean technologies, readying them for growth and export markets. With a portfolio of companies under management valued at more than $2 billion, SDTC is positioning cleantech as a driver of jobs, productivity and economic prosperity.

SDTC operates two funds aimed at the development and demonstration of innovative technological solutions. The SD Tech Fund™ supports projects that address climate change, air quality, clean water, and clean soil. The NextGen Biofuels Fund™ supports the establishment of first-of-kind large demonstration-scale facilities for the production of next-generation renewable fuels.

SDTC works with the private sector, the financial sector and all levels of government to meet the Government of Canada's commitment to create a healthy environment and a high quality of life for all Canadians. SDTC operates as a not-for-profit corporation.

Contact Information

  • Sustainable Development Technology Canada
    Patrice Breton
    Director, Communications
    (613) 234-6313 x295
    media@sdtc.ca