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Incubator/Accelerator | Alive

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$150K | 6 mos ago

About Performance Plants

Performance Plants operates as an agricultural and biofuel biotechnology company. The company offers patented weatherproofing traits that boost crop yields and drought tolerance critical advantages for the sustainable growth of food and biofuel crops. It provides solutions that enable agricultural products to flourish in a changing global climate. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Kingston, Canada.

Headquarters Location

1287 Gardiners Road Unit #2

Kingston, Ontario, K7P 3J6,


(613) 545-0390



Expert Collections containing Performance Plants

Expert Collections are analyst-curated lists that highlight the companies you need to know in the most important technology spaces.

Performance Plants is included in 2 Expert Collections, including Agriculture Technology (Agtech).


Agriculture Technology (Agtech)

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Companies in the agtech space, such as equipment manufacturers, surveying drones, geospatial intelligence firms, and farm management platforms


Renewable Energy

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Companies in the Renewable Energy space, including solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, and nuclear energy providers, as well as related software developers.

Performance Plants Patents

Performance Plants has filed 17 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • genetics
  • molecular biology
  • biotechnology
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Molecular biology, Genetics, DNA, Biotechnology, RNA


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Molecular biology, Genetics, DNA, Biotechnology, RNA



Latest Performance Plants News

Kingston, Ont., BioTech startup working on ‘climate change-resistant’ crops

Jun 13, 2023

Kingston, Ont., BioTech startup working on ‘climate change-resistant’ crops linkedin Back Posted June 13, 2023 5:33 pm 2:02 Kingston BioTech startup working on “climate change resistant” crops WATCH: Kingston-based BioTech company Performance Plants has received a provincial grant to further their work on climate change-resistant crops Leave a comment linkedin Increase article font size At Salt of the Earth Farm in Lyndhurst, Ont., farmer Charles Summers says the weather can be unpredictable. “Well, you never know what you’re going to get,” says Summers. Over his 20 years in agriculture, there have been good years and bad years — but with the climate changing, farming isn’t getting any easier. That’s what has a Kingston laboratory busy, located in the city’s west end. It’s a bio-technology laboratory filled with people, and plants, hoping to make a breakthrough. This week, Performance Plants was one of eight startup companies awarded a $150,000 grant through the province’s Ontario Genomics’ BioCreate Program, to pursue their work on “climate change-resistant crops”. “Some of the traditional farmlands are no longer suitable to grow the variety we’ve been growing for centuries,” says Yafan Huang, CEO of Performance Plants, “unless there’s new technology to improve their tolerance to those new conditions.” Story continues below advertisement That stress, says Huang, is what they’re trying to reduce through their work. Right now, they’re doing research with soy and canola — crops that, in western Canada, saw a 50-per cent drop in yield for 2021. Trending Now “We are very close to developing a finished product,” says Huang. “By the end of this year, early next year, we may have some really amazing products coming out.” For Performance Plants, Huang says the $150,000 grant will help them get to that goal sooner. Which is something a farmer like Summers can appreciate — he’s looking at the weather this year, wondering when things will improve for his produce. “Not a lot of heat,” says Summers. “Cool and dry, so very comfortable, but does not have what plants crave.” As for the work of researchers like Huang, he says making farmer’s jobs a little easier is something that everyone should want. More on Science and Tech

Performance Plants Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Performance Plants founded?

    Performance Plants was founded in 1995.

  • Where is Performance Plants's headquarters?

    Performance Plants's headquarters is located at 1287 Gardiners Road, Kingston.

  • What is Performance Plants's latest funding round?

    Performance Plants's latest funding round is Incubator/Accelerator.

  • How much did Performance Plants raise?

    Performance Plants raised a total of $16.08M.

  • Who are the investors of Performance Plants?

    Investors of Performance Plants include BioCreate Program, Sustainable Development Technology Canada, VentureLink, Golden Opportunities Fund, Dynex Capital and 3 more.

  • Who are Performance Plants's competitors?

    Competitors of Performance Plants include Viridos, Lynntech, Evolutionary Genomics, Kaiima Bio-Agritech, Bioprocessing Innovative Company and 7 more.


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