Organization: Natural Resources Canada

Feds announce $155 million to help natural resources sector address climate change

The federal government has announced a $155-million program to help the natural resources sectors address climate change by developing and deploying clean technologies that will lower their notoriously high greenhouse gas emissions. The funding under the new Clean Growth Program (CGP) is aimed at the energy, mining and forestry sectors for pre-commercial projects between technology readiness levels 3 to 9.

FPInnovations, Allnorth team up to provide energy management solution for pulp, paper firms

FPInnovations has forged a strategic partnership with Allnorth – a Vancouver-based provider of engineering and technical services – to develop energy management solutions to boost the competitiveness of pulp and paper companies in the North. The tie-up combines FPInnovations’ process insight with Allnorth’s engineering expertise to expand the work of FPInnovations with the CanmetENERGY branch of…

Is Canada’s Innovation Budget ambitious enough?

Opinion is decidedly split on the federal government’s delivery of its promised innovation Budget. The March 22 budgetary planning document contains a wide range of measures related to skills, company financing, program consolidation and clean technology.

GRDI launches two new genomics projects

The federal Genomics Research and Development Initiative (GRDI) has announced $4 million for two new projects as part of a multi-departmental initiative to position themselves as key national and international players in the genomics field. The Antimicrobial Resistance project will explore how to make food production safer by reducing bacterial and microbial resistance. The EcoBiomics…

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…