Canada unveils $28.8m of clean funding

Canada has announced $28.8 million (£17.1m) of funding for 11 innovative technology projects to encourage clean growth across the country. It says the move will allow its citizens to benefit […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

Canada has announced $28.8 million (£17.1m) of funding for 11 innovative technology projects to encourage clean growth across the country.

It says the move will allow its citizens to benefit from a healthier environment and new business opportunities.

The Federal Government will make an investment of $13.5 million (£8m), with the Government of Alberta providing $15.3 million (£9.1m).

Together, they aim to cut greenhouse gas emissions, develop cleaner methods for oil and gas mining, improve energy efficiency in buildings, help cleantech developers and fund smart innovations.

The money will also be spent improving control systems to eliminate methane emissions from pneumatic equipment and improving the efficiency of water treatment in industrial processes.

Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, said: “Our government’s investments in clean technology reflect our commitment to innovation and protecting the environment.

“Being innovative and investing in the cleantech sector leads to the development of products and services that benefit all sectors of the economy and creates thousands of well paying jobs for Canadians.”