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Energy Innovation Program - Carbon capture, utilization and storage stream
Carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) provides an important pathway to emissions reductions for energy and industrial activities under conditions where neither electrification nor low carbon fuels are able to provide technically or economically feasible low-carbon solutions.
As part of Budget 2021, the government is investing $319 million over seven years into research, development, and demonstrations to advance the commercial viability of CCUS technologies. These funds will support businesses, academia, non-profits, government, and federal laboratories on the path to net-zero emissions by 2050. This is the first call for CCUS project proposals by the Office of Energy Research and Development (OERD).
This call supports Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED) studies for CCUS projects that have the potential to significantly mitigate emissions. These projects will increase the knowledge base for applying CCUS technologies to different types of facilities in Canada. Completed FEED studies are expected to lead to the following broad outcomes:
- Advancing engineering experience for large CCUS capital projects, producing references and analyses of performance and cost for new technologies and approaches to inform the development of next generation technology
- Increasing the likelihood that CCUS will be constructed at scale in Canada across different industries, supporting different technologies and approaches to CO2 capture, transportation, usage and sequestration
- Increasing the knowledge base of applying CCUS to different industrial facilities, supporting future replications across Canada and internationally
Eligible recipients may include:
1) Legal entities validly incorporated or registered in Canada, including:
- For profit and not for profit organizations such as electricity and gas utilities, electricity system operators, transmissions owners and operators, companies, industry associations, research associations, and standards organizations;
- Indigenous organizations and groups;
- Community groups; and
- Canadian academic institutions.
2) Provincial, territorial, regional and municipal governments and their departments and agencies where applicable.
It is expected that Proponents (the entity that will sign a contribution agreement with NRCan) will be the majority owner of any assets purchased in full or in part by funding provided by NRCan.
This call may contribute up to 50% of total project costs. It is expected that projects will request between $3 million and $7 million for up to three years.
Expresion of Interest Submission - due September 22, 2021
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