Pani Energy on global cleantech list

Victoria’s Pani Energy has been included in a global list of clean technology companies poised to contribute to carbon neutrality over the next five to ten years.

Pani, which has developed technology that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve water treatment systems at industrial sites such as pulp and paper mills, auto plants and municipal facilities, has been included in the Global Cleantech 100, a list of companies taking action net reach zero.

“Climate change is the defining problem of our century. A problem that will shape our lives and our economy for decades to come,” said Devesh Bharadwaj, Chief Executive Officer of Pani. “I’m honored that Pani was selected as one of the top 100 clean tech companies in the world for our contribution to accelerating the water sector’s transition to net zero.”

The list was compiled over the past 13 years by Cleantech Group’s San Francisco-based research consultants.

Five partners join Abstract

Abstract Developments has added five financial partners to its ownership group. Founder Mike Miller said it was a step to ensure the company’s long-term success and said the 23-year-old development firm will now be owned by Miller, his wife Rebecca and existing employees Tavish Rai, Nicholas Standeven and Adam Cooper, Adam Pressacco and Trevor Lind.

“This is an important transition for the long-term growth and succession of our company and a great step for these individuals to assume an ownership position,” said Miller. “This change will also signal the strength and capabilities of the company to our customers and our community.”

Promotion of the domestic cannabis sector

The provincial government created the BC Indigenous Cannabis Product Program to highlight cannabis products from the province’s Indigenous producers in brick-and-mortar, BC Cannabis Stores and online.

The goal is to develop a diverse, legal cannabis economy that includes rural and indigenous communities.

“The launch of this new program demonstrates the province’s commitment to supporting Indigenous participation in BC’s cannabis sector,” said Secretary of Public Safety Mike Farnworth. “With program registration open, we look forward to seeing eligible products in stores and online soon.”

The program is available to BC-based, state-licensed cannabis producers and processors who meet Indigenous ownership requirements.

“BC’s legal cannabis sector continues to mature and the BC Indigenous Cannabis Product Program is an important step in ensuring that Indigenous business owners share in this growth and economic benefits,” said Treasury Secretary Selina Robinson.

Producers interested in the program should check out bcldbcannabisupdates.com/BCICP.