Organization: Natural Resources Canada

NRCan launches $50-million oil & gas clean tech program

Natural Resources Canada is launching an Oil and Gas Clean Tech Program with $50 million provided in the last federal Budget to encourage the development of technologies to lower the sector’s greenhouse gas emissions (R$, April 4/16). Part of the department’s Energy Innovation Program (EIP), the two-year program will support the demonstration and testing of…

NRCan launches new clean energy projects

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has launched two clean energy competitions under its Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure initiative. Funding for the Energy Innovation Program ($46.1 million) and the Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative ($16.4 million) was announced in the 2016 Budget and will span two years. The first program provides between…

Canada and Sweden sign Arctic cooperation deal

Canada and Sweden have signed a new five-year science cooperation arrangement aimed at establishing a framework for cooperation between the two countries for collaborative science and innovation activities in the Arctic, specifically the Arctic Ocean. Activities include marine surveying, exchange of scientific data and promotion of research results. Future activities to be discussed include data…

Venture aims for safer, more efficient pipelines

Alberta Innovate Technology Futures (AI-TF) has teamed with the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) and others to launch the Canadian Pipeline Technology Collaborative to streamline research aimed at improving the safety of the nation’s pipelines. The initiatives bring together the federal, Alberta and British Columbia governments and will invite universities, aboriginal and environmental groups to…

Venture aims for safer, more efficient pipelines

Alberta Innovate Technology Futures (AI-TF) has teamed with the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) and others to launch the Canadian Pipeline Technology Collaborative to streamline research aimed at improving the safety of the nation’s pipelines. The initiatives bring together the federal, Alberta and British Columbia governments and will invite universities, aboriginal and environmental groups to…

Canada-Israel energy S&T program launched

The Canada-Israel Industrial R&D Foundation (CIIRDF) has issued the first call under its Canada-Israel Energy Science and Technology Fund — for industry-led projects which may involve academic partners from both countries. The projects are funded on the Canadian side by Natural Resources Canada, which is investing $5 million over three years (R$, February 21/13). Israeli…

Canada and Israel establish energy R&D fund

Canada and Israel are collaborating to establish the Canada-Israel Energy Science and Technology Fund to accelerate development of technologies and processes enabling the responsible development of unconventional oil and gas resources. Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is committing $5 million over three years to the fund while Israel will finance projects on a case-by-case basis. To…

Oil sands producers form new alliance

Canada’s oil sands production companies have established a consortium to improve environmental performance by scaling up and accelerating the discovery and development of environmental technologies and reducing the time between idea and implementation. Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) consists of 12 founding firms including BP, Imperial Oil, Total, Nexen, Shell, Suncor Energy and ConocoPhillips.…

Genomics-based test for forest pathogens funded

Genome British Columbia and Genome Canada are providing $4.3 million for the development of a DNA-based diagnostic test to detect and monitor pathogens damaging Canadian forests. The Genomics-Based Forest Health Diagnostics and Monitoring project is expected to generate annual economic benefits in the “tens of millions of dollars”. The project is led by Dr Richard…

Updated national building energy code released

The 2011 National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings has been updated with 245 changes to accommodate new technologies and construction practices. The new Energy Code was prepared by the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes with technical support from the National Research Council and Natural Resources Canada. The code must be adopted by…