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Cleantech Forward:
The Adoption of Clean Technologies

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January 27, 2023

On this episode of Cleantech Forward, we kick off our new three-part series on the adoption of cleantech. 

Every major Canadian industry is facing the challenge of meeting ambitious emissions targets. Canada’s plan of reaching net zero emissions by 2050 requires a lot of immediate change. We need to rapidly connect industry with innovators to deploy emissions-reducing cleantech into traditional practices.

Host and Foresight CEO Jeanette Jackson is joined by the CEO of Summit Nanotech, Amanda Hall, and the CEO of ZILA Works, Jason Puracal. Our guests share their insights on:

  • The obstacles hindering widespread adoption of clean technologies
  • What entrepreneurs can do in order to speed up the adoption process
  • How we can encourage industry/innovator partnerships

Over the next two episodes, we'll speak with industry leaders who have already made the shift towards sustainability, learn about the changes they've made in their operations, and find out what they look for when searching for solutions to meet their emissions goals.

Jason Puracal is the co-founder and CEO of ZILA Works. He is a versatile leader with a passion for environmental stewardship and social justice. His unique background provides him with a holistic perspective and the ability to strategize in complex situations. He has a demonstrated ability to manifest theory into action under the most challenging of circumstances. Jason earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Washington, and a Masters of Arts in Sustainable Business from Presidio Graduate School. 

Amanda Hall is the Founder and CEO of Summit Nanotech. A professional geophysicist with more than 11 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, four years in the mining industry, and four years as a laboratory scientist, Amanda brings her technical and industry experience to her leadership role in clean energy, shaping the clean technology sector and energy transition. Amanda earned her Bachelor of Sciences majoring in Biology and minoring in Physics from the University of Toronto and her Bachelor of Science in Geophysics from the University of Calgary.

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