Four Atlantic Canadian startups are among a group of 25 companies nationally to receive funding from Sustainable Development Technology Canada to develop cleantech or circular economy products.

The federal agency thia week announced grants of between $50,000 and $100,000 for these innovation-driven technology businesses.

“These companies are developing impressive technology solutions that have the potential to deliver significant environmental benefits to Canada, from livestock protection software and mobile solar modules for vehicles to bio-ink for 3D tissue printing for medical research,” said SDTC in a statement.

Here’s a look at the Atlantic companies receiving grants:

Picketa Systems

Xavier Hébert-Couturier, CEO


Picketa sells technology for real-time plant tissue analysis, as well as an online platform to measure crop nutrients — all with the aim of improving the use of resources like fertilizer.


Sydney, NS

Skaldyr upcycles seafood waste into ingredients for food, animal feed and fertilizer.

Aurea Technologies


Cat Adalay, CEO

Aurea sells a portable power generator designed for campers and hikers who need to charge their devices during wilderness excursions, dubbed the Shine Turbine.



Quantum plans to use infrared cameras to detect methane emissions from oil and gas infrastructure.


[Disclosure: Cat Adalay of Aurea Technologies is the daughter of the owners of Entrevestor.]