New Building Construction Program – Benefits to Energy Efficiency

If you are located within the Enbridge Gas Distribution area and intending to build for commercial, institutional or multi-unit residential occupancy, by following Part 3 of the Ontario Building 2006 – then you may qualify for NBCP savings. The program helps offset the costs of designing more energy-efficient buildings through incentives of $0.10/m3 of annual…

Applying for ecoENERGY’s Clean Energy R&D Grant

The ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative is a new program and in the Budget 2011, the Next Phase of Canada’s Economic Action Plan, they received $97 million for a thorough suite of R&D and demostrating projects. The focus of the program is to encourage the production of technology that uses energy in a more clean and efficient…

Ontario’s Alternative Renewable Fuels ‘Plus’ Research and Development Fund

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is supporting Ontario companies in their efforts to produce new biofuel technologies through this new small business grant. The focus of this fund is to: Support the enhancement of the alternative renewable fuels industry and their products and processes; Encourage agricultural value-added opportunities in industries…

SDTC Cleantech Receives $53M for Funding New Projects

We have highlighted the SDTC Cleantech Fund in the past, an R&D funding program that covers one third of expenses related to the development of new clean technologies and energy conservation innovations. It has been announced that Sustainable Development Technology Canada Cleantech has been awarded $53M in funding allocation to support new projects. Applying for…

Agriculture 2.0 Global Investments – Sustainable Agriculture Event

Canadian agriculture has faced considerable change and advancement throughout the 20th century. As the industry faces new challenges in the 21st century, the issue of sustainable agriculture has gained popularity worldwide. In November, the Guelph agricultural firm, Bioenterprise, is hosting the Agriculture 2.0 Global Investments event to focus on this key topic. When: November 7-8,…

Why are Ontario Energy Specialists Meeting in Australia in October?

A partnership between the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Trade and the Canadian Consulates General in Sydney and Auckland have created the Ontario Energy Mission to Australia. This event will host Ontario clean energy companies, allowing them to participate in business briefings, and attend keynote presentations and seminars. There are also opportunities to showcase…

SD Tech Fund Helps Commercialize Your Clean Technology

The Government of Canada has introduced a number of initiatives to help fight climate change. However, some are having a negative impact on businesses’ bottom lines, such as the recently introduced peak energy hours in an effort to reduce energy usage. But don’t worry; it’s mostly good news for businesses. The Government of Canada is…

NextGen Biofuels Fund Supports Renewable Fuel R&D

Canada is one of the world’s wealthiest countries in terms of natural resources. Industry Canada, in an effort to preserve these natural resources and promote sustainability, is providing Canadian businesses with funding support to help commercialize next generation renewable fuels and co-product technologies. Who is it for? The NextGen Biofuels Fund is for any Canadian…

GreenCentre Canada is Fuelling Companies’ Green Innovation

Companies that are planning chemistry-driven green projects and want $50,000-$150,000 in non-repayable funding support, read on. The GreenCentre Canada has received $1.5 million from the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation to encourage small- and medium-sized chemical companies to conduct research and development projects related to green innovation. The program was introduced to address a…