Funding Opportunity: Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA)
Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA): BEST Challenge ---- up to $70 million------ Sept. 13 deadline
WHAT ARE EXAMPLES OF POTENTIAL PROJECTS?
Significant opportunities exist in each area and in the intersections between them. Proposals can address a single strategic focus area or span across areas. Applications are invited for projects in field pilot, commercial demonstration or commercial implementation stages. Examples of potential projects include:
- Novel low- or non-emitting electricity generation technologies
- Innovation to reduce cost and increase effectiveness of renewable electricity generation
- Electricity system innovation related to optimization of distribution, transmission, or utilization
- Technologies to enable high proportions of intermittent and variable renewable electricity on the grid and to create a zero-emissions electricity system for the future
- Innovation for low- or non-emitting mobility and transportation solutions in commercial, industrial, freight, rail, and aviation applications
- Low-emissions propulsion technologies, including innovative opportunities related to hydrogen use, electrification, and alternative fuels
- Next-generation innovative bioenergy and biofuel opportunities, including novel waste-to-energy and renewable natural gas technologies
- Low-carbon biomaterials, biochemicals, and bioproducts including use of agriculture, forestry, and municipal wastes for value added products and processes
- Optimization of agriculture and forestry operations to reduce GHG emissions or to enhance natural GHG sinks
- Other cross-sectoral solutions such as digital optimization, data analytics, automation, “smart” systems, novel systems integration tools, and low-carbon heat. The maximum length for projects funded under the BEST Challenge is three years.
WHO CAN APPLY?
The BEST Challenge is open to:
- technology developers
- industrial associations
- small and medium-sized enterprises
- research and development organizations
- post-secondary institutions
- not-for-profit organizations
- government research labs
For more information visit the website at eralberta.ca