Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation to
Announce Funding for 13 Small and Medium Sized Businesses
Projects valued at more than $34 million
EDMONTON, ALBERTA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/31/12 -- The Climate Change
and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation plans to fund 13 new
clean technology projects led by small and medium sized businesses.
The projects will advance carbon capture and storage efforts, enhance
energy efficiency and reduce emissions from fossil fuels. Combined,
the projects are valued at more than $34 million.
The CCEMC is investing more than $6 million in these projects that
will each receive up to $500,000 to advance their technology.
"Great ideas can come from anywhere. Small and medium enterprises are
incredible sources of creative ideas that will reduce greenhouse gas
emissions and demonstrate that clean technology is an increasingly
important element of our economy," said CCEMC Chair Eric Newell.
According to the Canadian Clean Technology Industry Report, released
yesterday, clean technology is now employing more than 52,000 people
across Canada and generating more than $10 billion in revenues.
"Investing in technology is critical to reducing emissions and a key
theme of Alberta's Climate Change Strategy," said Diana McQueen,
Minister of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development. "I'm
pleased that the clean energy fund has become a viable mechanism for
Alberta businesses to pioneer technology that will help us achieve
our climate change targets."
Three carbon capture projects are receiving funding:
- Carbon Engineering Ltd., for Direct Air Capture - Pilot Plant
- CO2 Solutions Inc., for Optimization of Enzymatic System for CO2
Capture from Oil Sands Production
- Sustainable Energy Solutions, for Cryogenic Carbon Capture with
Six energy efficiency projects are receiving funding:
- E3P Technologies, Inc. for a High Efficiency Engine Project
- Global Analyzer Systems Ltd., for a Stack-Top Temperature Reduction
- Imtex Membranes Corp. for Energy Efficient Membrane Refining of
Olefins for the Petrochemical Industry
- Landmark Group of Builders for NetZero (Ready) Home Design and
Demonstration for Production Housing
- Pahl's Preventative Maintenance Corp.
for Pump Jack Optimization
and GHG Reduction using Best Available Technology
- Seal Well Inc. for Permanent Sealing of GHG Emitting or
Sequestration Wells with a Bismuth-Based Metal Alloy
Four projects to reduce emissions from fossil fuels are also
- Hi-Tec Fuel Systems Ltd. for Engineering of a Natural Gas Dual Fuel
Blend System for Heavy Duty Diesel Vehicles
- Lancaster Wind Systems Inc. for the LWS Energy Storage Solution
- Salt Canada Inc. for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
Aerobic Landfill Project
- Saltworks Technologies Inc. for a Low Energy Produced Water
The projects are at all stages of the innovation scale, from
development to commercialization. Combined the 13 projects reduce
emissions by an estimated 676,000 tonnes over 10 years. While
projects in the development stage produce no emissions reductions
they are selected because they have real potential to produce
reductions as they move to commercialization and broad scale
The 13 projects are from the CCEMC's fifth round of funding that was
announced in July 2011. With this announcement, the CCEMC is
supporting a total of 43 clean technology projects with a commitment
of more than $161 million. Combined the projects announced to date
are estimated to reduce emissions in Alberta by more than eight
megatonnes over 10 years. Eight megatonnes is the equivalent to
removing about 1.6 million cars off the road.
Funding for CCEMC is collected from industry. Since 2007, Alberta
companies that annually produce more than 100,000 tonnes of
greenhouse gas emissions over a baseline are legally required to
reduce their greenhouse gas intensity by 12 per cent. Companies have
three options to meet their reduction target: improve the efficiency
of their operations, buy carbon credits in the Alberta-based offset
system or pay $15 into the Climate Change and Emissions Management
Fund for every tonne over the reduction limit. The CCEMC invests the
money collected in clean technology.
To view the Backgrounder associated with this release, please visit
the following link:
Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation
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