Congratulations to the following Nova Scotia companies that will move forward to round two of the I-3 Technology Start-Up Competition.

LST Energy Inc.—Jim Trussler, Gus Swanson and Philip Landry, Pictou
A grass/hay pellet furnace designed for both residential and industrial applications.

Lucas Sensors Inc.—Luke Young, Pictou
A wireless sensor system designed for harsh environments.

Performance Geonomics Inc.—Donald Crober, Truro
A DNA-based predictor of reproductive performance that has application in livestock and dairy cattle.

SolarTron Energy Systems Inc.—Edward Herniak, Amherst
A highly efficient parabolic solar collector.

X-Flux Environmental Technologies Inc.—David Risk, Antigonish
Real-time monitoring of carbon dioxide emissions.