Harvest Systems and Pizza Pizza Establish Commercial Relationship

HAMILTON, ON (June 10, 2024) – Harvest Systems Inc. is proud to announce that they have secured an initial order commitment from Pizza Pizza Limited for its POWER (Pizza Oven Waste Energy Recovery) system following a successful demonstration of the product within the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Harvest’s clean technology system, installed and commissioned […]

Restaurants are having their biggest year ever

By Jennifer A. Kingson, author of Axios What’s Next (Adapted from original post) (June 5, 2024) – 2024 will be the U.S. restaurant industry’s biggest year ever in sales — $1.1 trillion by the end of December, per National Restaurant Association estimates. Why it matters: The COVID-19 pandemic devastated the restaurant industry, but sales are now […]

A Second Life for Leftover Heat

By Jeff Cowan, President and CEOHamilton Community Enterprises Everyone, everywhere likes to reduce waste. It’s how we conserve resources, save money and prepare for a rainy day. Affordability concerns, uncertainty in energy markets and the growing threat of climate change are all driving us to reduce the amount of energy we consume. This is especially […]

Inside Innovation: Capturing, storing and reusing lost heat becomes a global phenomenon

John Bleasby February 7, 2024 Across Canada, the number of days that buildings of all sorts require heating far outnumbers those that require cooling. According to data gathered by James Cotton, professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at McMaster University and associate director of the McMaster Institute of Energy Studies, the ratio in Toronto, for […]

Three innovative McMaster startups awarded seed funding

AUGUST 24, 2023 Three McMaster startup companies – HARvEST, A.I. VALI Inc. and Esphera SynBio – have each received $256,000 in the third round of McMaster Seed Fund investments. Co-founded by mechanical engineering professor, James Cotton, and research lab manager at the McMaster Institute for Energy Studies, Jeffrey Girard, HARvEST aims to support decarbonization of […]

HARvEST Systems demos waste heat recovery from Pizza Pizza ovens

By Canadian Pizza  August 14, 2023 Hamilton, Ont. – HARvEST Systems has successfully demonstrated its innovative waste heat recovery systems within the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. The company’s clean technology system, installed and commissioned at three Pizza Pizza locations, enables the restaurants to efficiently manage their energy usage, cut down on operating costs and reduce […]

Why we need to reuse waste energy to achieve net-zero heating systems

James (Jim) S. Cotton Published: July 31, 2023 1:08pm EDT As we move toward a cleaner energy future, there is a growing push to electrify everything, from cars to home heating. While that sounds ideal, it is also much more than a matter of simply plugging in. The grid is nowhere near ready to satisfy our […]