Alberta Invests $30M to Accelerate Carbon Capture Projects

A new $30 million funding opportunity will accelerate development of industrial-scale carbon capture and transportation technology solutions in Alberta, Canada. Emissions Reduction Alberta’s (ERA) Carbon Capture Kickstart: Design and Engineering call will fill key knowledge gaps, drive partnerships and innovation, and accelerate project financing and deployment.

The Government of Alberta is providing $30 million to ERA from the Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction (TIER) fund. 

The Carbon Capture Kickstart funding competition supports pre-construction design and engineering. It is focused on site-specific carbon capture, direct air capture, and carbon transportation infrastructure. Proposals can address emissions across industrial sectors: cement production, power generation, manufacturing, oil and gas, and more. All proposals must target specific large final emitter sites in Alberta.

ERA will contribute up to 50% of the project cost to a maximum of $7.5 million. The organizaiton will also identify opportunities to leverage funding for this call with support from other funding agencies, such as Natural Resources Canada.

Technology developers, industry operators, industrial associations, small and medium-sized enterprises, municipalities, and others are encouraged to apply. Partnerships are encouraged. The application deadline is March 3. Program details are available on the ERA website

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