Canadian clean tech companies are true global leaders by finding solutions to tough environmental challenges through innovation, including the development of a safe, bio-based formula to protect the environment and firefighters when combating fires.
Today, Mike Bossio, Member of Parliament for Hastings–Lennox and Addington, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, announced an investment of $325,000 for FireRein Inc., an innovative, Canadian company, to commercialize its ground-breaking fire suppression product.
Napanee-based FireRein Inc. has created Eco-Gel™, the world’s first and only 100% bio-sourced, 100% food-grade water additive used by firefighters to combat fires. When added to a stream of water, the non-toxic gel clings to any surface, extinguishing fires faster and with less water than traditionally required. Eco-Gel™ provides benefits to the environment, to the safety of our firefighters and to site restoration after a fire has occurred.
FedDev Ontario’s contribution, through the Investing in Business Innovation initiative, will help the company to fully commercialize its product in both domestic and international markets. This innovation has poised the Canadian company to revolutionize the fire suppression industry by protecting lives, property, and the environment.
MP Mike Bossio stated, “I am proud to see businesses based in rural communities, like FireRein, demonstrate leadership in using innovation to tackle critical environmental issues. Today’s announcement is great news for our community, as it is helping a local company to scale-up and boost innovation in clean technology while promoting safer and more effective firefighting technologies.”
Rui Resendes, President and CEO, FireRein Inc. says, “The investment from FedDev Ontario allows us to significantly enhance our scale-up and business development activities. This support will accelerate the widespread adoption of Eco-Gel™ ultimately enabling firefighters to knock-down fires faster and with less water while safeguarding human health and the environment.”