Well over half of Canada’s population rely on natural gas for power and heat in homes, apartments, buildings, businesses, hospitals and schools. With this in mind, the Canadian Federal Government, Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) and the Canadian Gas Association announced the impending creation of a new Canadian government grant funding program to support the development and demonstration of new downstream natural gas technologies.
SDTC to Build on Success of Clean Tech Funding Programs
Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is a not-for-profit foundation that supports the development of clean technologies while providing solutions to climate change, clean air, clean water, and clean soil, as well environmental and health benefits to all Canadians.
Proposed Agreement to Result in $30M in Over 3 Years
The proposed agreement will yield $30 million over three years with SD Natural Gas Fund through contributions from Canadian Gas Association members through their Energy Technology Innovation Canada Initiative to match funds contributed through the SDTC’s Tech Fund.
“This commitment supports our government’s top priority: creating jobs, growth, and long-term prosperity. We are proud to play a role in developing the SD Natural Gas Fund, which will drive new clean technologies that build our economy and protect the environment.”
-The Honourable Joe Oliver
Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources
SD Natural Gas Fund Application Intake
The SD Natural Gas Fund will accept applications twice per year, and will support technologies through the following applications:
- Residential (small-scale affordable combined heat and power units, ultra-efficient water heaters, technologies that improve the efficiency of residential heating and/or cooling);
- Commercial (technologies that improve the efficiency of heating systems, measurement and data management to better control natural gas consumption, natural gas cooling systems);
- Industrial (higher-efficiency industrial heating equipment, CO2 capture systems, less energy-intensive hydrogen production);
- Power generation (higher-efficiency power generation, emissions control technologies, natural gas storage solutions for remote locations);
- Transportation (more efficient and lower emission natural gas engines, alternative natural gas engines, lower-cost solutions); and,
- Renewable natural gas (technologies that improve cleanup economics, cost-effective small-scale anaerobic digesters).
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