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Research is at the core of what we do. CMC is building a national network of research institutes to develop, demonstrate and assist in commercializing technologies and practices to reduce industrial greenhouse gas emissions. We work to create a highly collaborative environment to encourage bold thinking and world-class design and have committed $22 million in funding to 44 research projects that involve over 150 investigators.
Currently, there are no funding opportunities available through CMC. For your convenience, we post Calls for Proposals and other opportunities from organizations in Canada and around the world. Please check back often for updates.
The Low Carbon Innovation Alliance (LCIA)* is working to bring Canada to the forefront of discovery, development and deployment of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction technologies.
AIEES, AITF, CMC, CCEMC, NRCan and SDTC are interested in obtaining non-confidential information on technologies that are alternatives to existing steam generation processes in oil sands in situ applications, and can therefore deliver the same energy to a reservoir for the purpose of extracting bitumen.
This request is soliciting non-confidential descriptions of technologies for consideration. Technologies at any stage of development (from early state through to deployment-ready) are of interest. In order to qualify for consideration, the technology must provide GHG emission reductions when compared to the baseline standard Once Through Steam Generators (further details provided in the PDF available below). Reductions can take the form of:
For complete request see PDF: LCIA Request for Technology Description 10 06 2014
*Current LCIA members include Alberta Innovates Technology Futures (AITF), Alberta Innovates Energy and Environment Solutions (AIEES), CMC Research Institutes, Inc. (CMC), the Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC), Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan).
Please contact Ruth Klinkhammer if you cannot access the PDF.
The UKCCSRC is very excited to launch the second call for applications to the UKCCSRC International Research Collaboration Fund.
This fund offers a mechanism for UK based researchers working within the academic UK CCS community to collaborate with other CCS researchers around the world.
Awards are available for a duration of between one and three months. However, applications for missions of a longer duration will be considered where co-funding from other sources has been obtained (or is being applied for). The mission must take place within nine months of notification of funding.
Awards will be available up to a maximum of £25,000 to cover travel costs and staff time. Applicants who make a particularly strong case for an amount exceeding these limits will be considered on a case by case basis.
Funds are available to support and strengthen both emerging and existing international collaborations. This is the second round of funding available from the UKCCSRC International Research Collaboration Fund in 2014.
The UK’s innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have announced £2 million in funding to support feasibility studies by firms with innovative ideas to produce or explore for shale gas, particularly those studies that seek to reduce environmental impact. The board expects projects to last between six and 12 months and to range in size from total costs of £50k to £150k. The competition opened on June 23, 2014 and the deadline for applications is September 24, 2014. Further information on this initiative can be found here.
Alberta and Ontario are teaming up with industry to develop research projects with strong commercialization and economic potential. The Alberta government, through Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures, will provide up to $2 million. Up to $2 million in matching funding will be provided by industry. Ontario’s Ministry of Research and Innovations will provide up to $2 million of funding to the Ontario Centres of Excellence to be matched by up to $2 million provided by industry.
This program will support projects that develop innovative products and/or services addressing industrial challenges in priority areas for Alberta and Ontario. Alberta’s and Ontario’s future prosperity and global competitiveness will be strengthened from advancing the following industry sectors:
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This UKCCSRC Network Early Career Researcher (ECR) International Exchange Fund offers a mechanism for UK based ECRs working and studying within the academic UK CCS community to work with the best CCS researchers around the world. Funds are available to support and strengthen both emerging and existing international collaborations.
It is expected that several rounds of funding will be available from the UKCCSRC Network ECR International Exchange Fund. Applications for this round of funding will be accepted from the 16th May 2014 to COB (17.00 UK time) on the 20th June 2014.
Awards are available for a duration of between one week and one month. However, applications for exchanges of a longer duration will be considered where co-funding from other sources has been obtained (or is being applied for). The visit must take place within nine months of notification of funding.
It is expected that the value of awards will range from £1,000 for a week’s visit to £5,000 for one month. Applicants who make a particularly strong case for an amount exceeding these limits will be considered on a case by case basis.
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Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC) is now inviting Expressions of Interest for projects in any of the CCEMC’s strategic priority areas. This invitation is intended for Energy Efficiency and Conservation, Carbon Capture and Storage, or Cleaner Energy Production and Utilization projects that have a strong potential to result in significant, verifiable and sustainable reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
The total funding available for projects supported through this call for proposals is up to $65 million CAD. The maximum CCEMC contribution to a single project will be $25 million CAD over the life of the project, and will support no more than one-half of the project’s eligible expenses.
The CCEMC’s strategic priority areas are aligned with Alberta’s 2008 Climate Change Strategy. To read full details click here.
SDTC’s SD Tech FundTM and SD Natural Gas FundTM provide co-funding support for selected Canadian pre-commercial demonstration projects to de-risk innovative clean technologies, carried out by a consortium of project partners who are well positioned to enable commercialization and replication of the technology after the project.
SDTC will be accepting Statement of Interest (SOI) applications between February 19, 2014 and April 16, 2014.
If you are ready to apply, the online application system can be accessed here:
SDTC Application System
For application advice please go to www.sdtc.ca/applications, or contact SDTC for support:
Technical support: Guy Roy at email@example.com or (613) 234-6313 ext. 245
Application support: Flora Livesey at firstname.lastname@example.org or (613) 234-6313 ext. 231
We want to support the most innovative technologies.
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