Ottawa announces funding for eight local clean energy projects

Ottawa is shelling out $3.5 million to eight Calgary-area clean-energy technology projects.

The largest grant announced Wednesday will see $974,000 go to CMC Research Institutes Inc. to improve the detection of methane emissions.

Tecterra Inc. will receive $915,000 to help companies develop and commercialize geospatial technology.

“Investments in these eight projects will help bring about advances in energy efficiency — leading to lower carbon emissions and create opportunities for businesses to grow,” Kent Hehr, minister of sport and persons with disability, said in a news release.

The Calgary Centre MP announced the projects on behalf of Western Economic Diversification Minister Navdeep Bains.

The other grant recipients include:

  • University of Calgary, which is getting $400,000 to establish the Centre for Smart Emissions Sensing Technologies and $314,500 to create an outdoor facility for demonstrating solar bio-technology technology.
  • Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada, receiving $393,000 to build and deploy a mobile facility, called the Centre for the Demonstration of Emissions Reductions (CeDER).
  • CapitalRoad Foundation, receiving $228,000 to support hosting three clean energy investor forums.
  • Alberta Clean Technology Industry Alliance, getting $190,000 to support industry-focused events.
  • Canadian Global Exploration Forum, receiving $70,906 to showcase clean tech at oil and gas industry trade events.

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