Hero Engineering, in partnership with the Toronto Region and Conservation Authority (TRCA), iGEN Technologies, Ryerson University, and Cricket Energy have received the prestigious Low Carbon Innovation Fund (LCIF) from the Ontario Ministry of Energy. This funding will be leveraged to fight climate change by developing a smart furnace. The smart furnace will use local, intelligent algorithms aiming to provide energy savings, lower carbon emissions, and participate in utility demand response programs. Hero Engineering is responsible for the end to end development of the communication/control framework of the overall device. The project will be fully commissioned by Summer 2020.
This is extremely exciting news and as we continue our fight against climate change!
Information about the LCIF can be found here:
From LCIF Website: The Low Carbon Innovation Fund is a fund to help researchers, entrepreneurs and companies create and commercialize new, globally competitive, low-carbon technologies that will help Ontario meet its GHG emissions reductions targets. The LCIF is part of Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan and is funded by proceeds from the province’s carbon market.