At Export Development Canada’s kickoff to Cleantech Export Week, Vive Crop Protection was recognized as one of a select group of cleantech companies whose technologies and business strategies have succeeded in getting their products beyond Canada’s borders.

Canadian cleantech companies Effenco, ecobee, and Semios were named this year’s Export Stars, and Vive Crop Protection and MineSense were identified as the Ones to Watch.

“The dynamic cleantech solutions each of these businesses brings to addressing climate change, have added immense value to the Canadian economy and the country’s growing reputation as a strong player in the global cleantech space,” said Guillermo Freire, Vice President of Structured and Project Finance at EDC.

CEO Darren Anderson received the award on behalf of Vive and commented, “It’s a great honor to be recognized for the work we’re doing to help farmers reduce their environmental footprint by using less fuel and less water in their operations. Being part of the Cleantech Export Stars and Ones to Watch is a strong testament to the work being done across the country in this growing sector.”

Vive’s patented Allosperse Delivery System has unlimited potential in the North American and global crop protection markets. The technology allows chemicals that were previously incompatible to now be mixed with liquid fertilizer and applied at the right time for maximum benefit to the crop. It also saves fuel, time and money by reducing a pass over the field. Allosperse is included in five Vive-branded products and a number of products through other manufacturers.