Companies in Quebec and Alberta are teaming up on an industrial project to capture CO2 and convert it into fuels and bio-products.
Topic: Clean Tech
B.C.’s tech sector is growing revenues and GDP faster than other provinces’ tech sectors, but is struggling with a tech talent shortage and not enough companies scaling up beyond startup stage.
The Canadian government has introduced a Federal Strategy on Innovation and Growth for the Quebec Regions. The new plan aims to support region-specific initiatives that will foster innovation, entrepreneurial activity and the creation of well-paying jobs. Piloted by Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED), the strategy focuses on four priorities: innovation and clean tech;…
The Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) will invest $49.3 million from its Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) to support technology development at General Fusion, a Burnaby, B.C.-based company seeking to commercialize fusion energy. Fusion energy is generated from reactions released by superheated hydrogen gas. The process is safe and produces no emissions or…
The potential payoff of the Liberal government’s bold initiative for tapping industry expertise to provide input on six key tech sectors will be known soon as the six Economic Strategy Tables (EST) prepare their final reports for submission.
Last month, Québec tabled its 2018 budget, which includes more than $1 billion for research, innovation and economic growth, reflecting several recommendations made by the Advisory Council on the Economy and Innovation.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada recently launched a $25-million, three-year program that aims to fund provinces and territories for clean technology projects that are expected to run from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2021. Under the Agriculture Clean Technology (ACT) Program, the federal government will provide non-repayable contributions for projects that will help the agricultural…
Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) has completed a comprehensive inventory of federal programs aimed at supporting business innovation and clean technology. The inventory captured 20 organizations and 92 program streams (business-facing programs), with the top five accounting for more than two-thirds of the $2.379 billion total.
The last few weeks have seen a number of public funding announcements address climate change by adapting clean technology through research and innovation. At the federal level, there’s $155 million for the natural resources sector, and Alberta and Ontario have announced their own initiatives, with Alberta providing up to $1.4 billion.
Clean technology and traditional resource industries like oil and gas may seem like strange bedfellows but federal politicians hope closer ties between the sectors will enable Canada to meet two of its biggest challenges: reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and creating jobs. Debbie Lawes reports