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September 24, 2015

Sustainable Development Technology Canada Calls for Applications

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Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) recently announced that both the SD Tech Fund and the SD Natural Gas Fund will be open for applications from August 26 to October 14, 2015.

The SD Tech Fund supports technologies that address the challenges of clean air, soil, water, and climate change, including technology solutions focused on these current technology priority areas:
  • Efficient freight and heavy-duty vehicle transportation: Technologies related to next generation freight and heavy-duty vehicles with reduced carbon footprints, including EV powertrain technologies, vehicle light-weighting, advanced trains, heavy-duty vehicles and aircraft, or technologies related to EV and CNG/LNG Infrastructure that will enable broad adoption.
  • Industrial efficiency and productivity: Technologies that encourage resource efficiency in industrial processes.
  • Combustion-free primary energy conversion technologies: Technologies that convert primary energy sources to carbon-free energy carriers such as steam, electricity or hydrogen without combustion and with negligible emissions or waste production.
  • Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security: Technologies that reduce the usage of water, increase yield and improve drought resistance of agricultural crops.
  • Biodiversity Protection and Enhancement: Solutions that mitigate biodiversity loss resulting from industrial/human activity.
  • Unconventional oil and gas and metals and minerals exploration and development: World-leading sustainability methods and processes to improve the exploration, development and value-added processing of unconventional oil and gas, metals and minerals.
  • Northern renewable energy: Adaptation and demonstration of clean and emerging renewable energy technologies and systems for remote Arctic communities.
Obviously not all these areas are relevant for the water and wastewater sector, but there may be some opportunities to access funding for partnerships and innovation in some areas like energy production and agriculture irrigation.
Information and application details:


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