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Canada invests $1.9 million in wastewater treatment technology Sentry

  • Canada invests $1.9 million in wastewater treatment technology Sentry
  • Investment supports SENTRY Water Monitoring, a growing Canadian cleantech company, and will help optimize wastewater treatment and protect the aquatic environment.

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Canada’s cleantech entrepreneurs are proving their power to take on today’s environmental challenges. Working in partnership with innovative companies, the Government of Canada is supporting the growth of a greener economy.

Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, announced an investment of $1.9 million in Charlottetown-based SENTRY Water Monitoring through Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). This is the first SDTC investment in SENTRY Water Monitoring and part of a partnership that is advancing the company as an industry leader in wastewater treatment.

SENTRY Water Monitoring will use the investment to enhance its technology for optimizing wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). The company’s unique bioelectrochemical sensor monitors microbial health in real time, providing robust and reliable performance, even under difficult wastewater conditions.

WWTPs serve a vital purpose, removing contaminants from domestic and industrial sewage to produce an end product that can be safely discharged into the environment or used for irrigation, preventing the pollution of streams, rivers and oceans. By continuously monitoring biological data, SENTRY Water Monitoring’s leading technology can minimize negative impacts on the plant’s performance and resulting water quality.

The Government of Canada is committed to investing in clean technology that lays the foundation for a stronger, greener and more sustainable economy that creates opportunities for all Canadians. Today’s investment will help grow our economy and support Canada’s ability to meet its 2030 climate commitments and reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

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