Sixtron Advanced Materials, a Montreal-based company focused on developing thin-film coatings for solar cells that boost cell efficiencies and reduce operating costs while eliminating hazardous silane gas, has completed the contracting phase with Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). SDTC is an arm's-length, not-for-profit corporation created by the Government of Canada. Sixtron received an initial $1.5 million in funding.
The contract formalization between SDTC and Sixtron follows the July 2008 announcement by SDTC to approve project funding to Sixtron. The mission of SDTC is to support the development and demonstration of clean technologies in Canada by providing funding to bridge the gap between research and commercialization for projects that benefit both the environment and the economy.
‘This funding from SDTC will allow Sixtron to accelerate delivery of our technology to our customers,’ says Zbigniew Barwicz, CEO of Sixtron. ‘In this challenging economic climate we are especially pleased to receive this critical boost to our product development road map.’