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Carbon Capture Kickstart: Design and Engineering call Emissions │Reduction Alberta (ERA):


$30 million fund from the Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction (TIER)


ERA’s new $30 million funding opportunity will accelerate development of industrial-scale carbon capture and transportation technology solutions in Alberta. The Carbon Capture Kickstart: Design and Engineering call builds on Alberta’s global leadership in this space, and will fill key knowledge gaps, drive partnerships and innovation, and accelerate project financing and deployment in Alberta.

The Government of Alberta is providing $30 million to ERA from the Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction (TIER) fund. Jason Nixon, Alberta’s Minister of Environment and Parks; and ERA CEO, Steve MacDonald, made the announcement on Friday, January 14, 2022.

Eligible Applicants

  • open to all categories of lead applicant, including technology developers, industry operators, industrial associations, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), municipalities, and others.
  • Applicant organizations and partners are not required to be located in Alberta. However, all studies must include the site host (building owner, facility operator, etc.) as lead applicant or a significant partner.
  • Collaboration between multiple organizations is eligible and encouraged for this opportunity. Collaboration between partners can often represent a strong value proposition by demonstrating opportunities for technology validation, commercialization, and sharing of results. Collaborations between facilities within a region can also represent high value propositions by increasing the scale of total reductions and enabling cost reductions through common infrastructure and economies of scale.
  • Applicants are encouraged to engage and include Alberta’s post-secondary and research institutions in project consortia where appropriate. These partnerships can offer multiple benefits, including the attraction and training of highly skilled workers who can increase Alberta’s innovation capacity in the areas of focus for this Call.

Eligible Expenses

The minimum funding request to ERA for any one study is $1 million CAD and the maximum is $5 million CAD. ERA will only match contributions toward eligible expenses on a one-to-one (1:1) basis. As such, the maximum ERA contribution to a single study will be no more than 50% of the study’s eligible expenses.

Projects may request an additional $2.5 million CAD (to a maximum of $7.5 million CAD in ERA funding) in cases where funding is requested by a consortium of multiple participants for a single study covering the entire CO2 value chain from capture to permanent sequestration.

Deadline Date

  March 3, 2022.


Contact Name: Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA)

Phone Number: 780-498-2068

E-mail Address:


Industry: Energy & Environment, Location: Alberta ,
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