Jason Vallis

Ottawa-born startup says money from the XPRIZE Carbon Removal Milestone Award will go toward the construction of full-scale demonstration facilities in Quebec, Nova Scotia and the United Kingdom. 
Planetary Technologies has raised nearly $8 million in seed funding as it vies for tens of millions of dollars in prize money in a green-technology competition backed by Elon Musk.
Firm launched in 2019, which uses renewable electricity to split ocean water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen, recently signed Shopify as its first customer.