Government of Canada supports enim, a cleantech company developing solutions to climate change and waste management
Investment supports a growing Canadian cleantech company and will help Canada minimize industrial contaminants and meet its climate objectives.
February 23, 2023 By Canadian Manufacturing
MONTRÉAL — Parliament highlighted $3 million in support for Montréal-based enim through Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). This support is part of a $68.2 million investment in 17 Canadian cleantech companies announced by François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, earlier this month.
“Now is the time for ambitious climate action,” said François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry. “Our government is proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with these groundbreaking companies, including enim, as they drive innovation and make their mark as international leaders in clean technology. We will continue to support cleantech companies as they turn their vision into action to grow the economy and create well-paying jobs in this industry.”
Enim is a cleantech company that will build and operate a pilot facility for the hydrometallurgical extraction of metals from old, printed circuit boards to reduce and recycle electronic waste.
“This investment from SDTC in our pilot plant project is an important measure of recognition towards our ecofriendly minerals’ revalorization,” said Simon Racicot-Daignault, President enim. “It’s also a strong signal that the recovery of strategic and critical minerals can go hand in hand with sustainable development. With this support, we will pursue our efforts to reinvent the recovery cycle of the urban mine to reduce the carbon footprint of electronic waste transformation while maximizing the recovery of the various materials they contain. Our electronic waste represent a real gold mine that enim intends to value again and again thanks to its innovative, green and socially acceptable solution.”
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