A future Cleantech Commons tenant, Rainmaker Worldwide Inc., has just been announced as the winner of a significant international award for sustainability.
In making the award, CFI.co said that faced with a worsening global water crisis “Rainmaker Worldwide has assumed a champion’s role with technology that converts waste into an asset through heat exchange and resource recovery and reuse.”
“[Their] air-to-water model generates water by heating and cooling air to form and collect condensation. The water-to-water model produces safe, clean water from multi-input feeds – seawater, polluted water and even sewage – using a vapour-selective membrane-distillation process.”
Rainmaker CEO, Michael Skinner told us that, “Rainmaker is honoured to be recognized in the CFI.co Awards Programme.”
“This award,” Skinner says, “reflects Rainmaker’s commitment to helping solve the global water crisis by providing economical, scalable and environmentally sustainable solutions through innovative technology.”
Rainmaker’s closed-loop systems reuse water and promote the circular economy from residential to industrial level.
The company’s modular and scalable units feature energy-optimizing algorithms and a networked real-time control system.
The energy-agnostic units allow users to control their carbon footprint by choosing solar, wind, grid or diesel power sources.
Headquartered in Peterborough, Ontario, Rainmaker Worldwide has a Dutch heritage and its stocks are listed on the US OTC (over the counter) market under the symbol RAKR.
After a recent tour of Cleantech Commons with our executive director, Martin Yuill, Rainmaker CEO, Mike Skinner, said that “Cleantech Commons will support the innovation that will bring good-paying jobs and attract other cleantech ventures to locate in the Peterborough region.”
“Cleantech Commons is an ideal location for a world-leading global environmental technology company such as Rainmaker,” Skinner says.
Presenting the “early adoption” award via Zoom at the Water’s Next Awards 2020 in June, Cleantech Commons executive director, Martin Yuill, described Peterborough as a “living lab for the water sector”.
Yuill told the conference that Peterborough has a “collaborative business & innovation ecosystem“, which, he said, “inspires & drives success for the cleantech ventures that call our region home”.
Cleantech Commons: An engine of growth for clean technologies
According to Yuill, “Cleantech Commons is designed to host a clustered community made up of growth companies, spin-out & startup ventures, and corporate accelerators & ‘innovation outposts’”. (See: Cleantech Commons: An engine of growth for Canadian clean technologies.)
Yuill calls this “a community of clean, green, low- & zero-carbon technology climate, energy & environment innovators & entrepreneurs”, which, he says, is co-located with the academic & research expertise of Trent University and enhanced by the presence of value-adding business support & incubation/ acceleration services.
“Clusters such as Cleantech Commons,” says Yuill, “help develop new & existing companies through innovation and contribute to economic growth & job creation”.
The businesses and research laboratories located at Cleantech Commons will help to significantly advance energy, environmental and climate innovations that have both national and global impact.
Designed to tap into the region’s growing cleantech innovation ecosystem, Cleantech Commons will provide companies with access to the facilities, resources, knowledge, expertise and mentorship they require to:
- Develop solutions that help reduce greenhouse gases,
- Promote the use of renewable resources,
- Contribute to a low carbon economy,
- Reduce waste,
- Develop new environmental remediation approaches and
- Commercialize clean and green processes and products.
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