OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 19, 2012) - SDTC is pleased to welcome the Honourable Gary Lunn, former Minister of Natural Resources, to its Board of Directors.
"Mr. Lunn will bring a depth of experience and insight that will prove invaluable as the Board guides SDTC to continued success," said Juergen Puetter, Chair of the Board of Directors of SDTC. "We are looking forward to working with him as we continue to build the cleantech infrastructure that creates high-quality jobs and promotes innovation in Canada's economy."
Mr. Lunn held the position of Minister of Natural Resources from 2006 to 2008. He has worked previously in the mining and forestry industries of British Columbia and northern Canada. He practiced law prior to entering federal politics and is a member of the British Columbia Law Society. He will sit on the Board for the duration of one year on a part-time basis.
On behalf of the Government of Canada, Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) 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 demonstrating that cleantech is a driver of jobs, productivity and economic prosperity.
SDTC operates two funds aimed at the development and demonstration of innovative technological solutions. The $590 million SD Tech Fund™ supports projects that address climate change, air quality, clean water, and clean soil. The $500 million 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. www.sdtc.ca