Up to $50 million to help Alberta's industrial sector decarbonise

Nov 15 2022

Emissions Reduction Alberta's new $50 million Industrial Transformation Challenge will advance technology opportunities with significant environmental and economic benefits across Alberta’s major industries.

The Challenge is focused on technology opportunities that will be key solutions for achieving net-zero emissions and securing the competitiveness of existing and new industries.

The Government of Alberta is committing up to $50 million through Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) for the Industrial Transformation Challenge. Funds are sourced from the Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction (TIER) fund. Sonya Savage, Minister of Environment and Protected Areas, Government of Alberta; and Justin Riemer, CEO, ERA; launched the funding opportunity at COP27 in Egypt on November 14, 2022.

The Industrial Transformation Challenge is focused on technology solutions that are currently not in widespread commercial use and will need significant investment, testing, and scale-up. Funding is open to applicants from across Alberta’s industrial sectors, including petrochemical, agriculture, forest products, manufacturing, energy, and more. The funding opportunity plays to Alberta’s unique advantages, including a talented workforce, locations available to host pilot projects, and concentrated clusters of industrial activity.

Successful applicants are eligible for up to $10 million per project with a minimum request of $250,000. The maximum ERA contribution to a single project will be no more than 50 per cent of the project’s eligible expenses. The application deadline is Thursday, January 19, 2023, at 5 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (UTC-7h). Late submissions will not be accepted. Register here for an informational webinar to be held Friday, December 2, 2022, at 9:30 a.m.

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