July 27, 2018
Brazeau County Enews
Business in Brazeau Issue 31 Q3 201...

Funding Opportunity: Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA)

Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA): BEST Challenge  ---- up to $70 million------ Sept. 13 deadline


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.


The BEST Challenge is open to:

  • technology developers
  • industry
  • industrial associations
  • small and medium-sized enterprises
  • research and development organizations
  • post-secondary institutions
  • municipalities
  • not-for-profit organizations
  • government research labs
  • individuals.

Learn More! 

For more information visit the website at eralberta.ca


Brazeau County Box 77, 7401 Twp Rd 494 Drayton Valley, Alberta T7A 1R1