Category: News

  • Alberta invests in new clean technology challenge

    Innovators in biotechnology, electricity and sustainable transportation are invited to apply for government funding to develop new clean technologies that reduce greenhouse gases. Funding for the program is provided by the government through ERA. “We are looking for innovative technologies that will strengthen Alberta’s economy and reduce GHG emissions. This challenge reinforces the benefits of…

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  • Helping energy-intensive industries cut emissions

    Large industrial emitters with innovative ideas to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save money are invited to apply for funding from a new government program. The $35-million Industrial Efficiency Challenge supports Alberta’s energy-intensive and trade-exposed industries, offering large industrial emitters the opportunity to improve cost competitiveness and reduce emissions. Funding for the challenge is provided…

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  • $28.8-Million to Lower Hospital Costs, Reduce Water Use in Oil Industry Operations, and Address Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    EDMONTON, AB – The Kaye Edmonton Clinic and the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital will be test sites for a project looking to improve the efficiency of large commercial buildings, reducing GHG emissions and energy costs. This is just one of 11 projects focused on innovative clean energy and water technologies receiving $28.8-million in joint federal…

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  • SPARK 2017 brings industries together to focus on clean technologies and products

    More than 400 attendees expected from multiple sectors EDMONTON – Media are invited to SPARK 2017, a clean technology conference co-hosted by Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) and Alberta Innovates (AI). With this conference AI and ERA are taking a “complete solutions” approach to exploring ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and accelerate growth of Alberta’s…

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  • Ingenuity Gap author, THOMAS HOMER-DIXON, TO HEADLINE SPARK 2017 CONFERENCE

    EDMONTON, AB – Thomas Homer-Dixon, best-selling author of The Ingenuity Gap, will be the keynote speaker at SPARK 2017, an innovation conference hosted by Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) and Alberta Innovates. As Chair of the Centre for International Governance Innovation at the University of Waterloo’s Balsillie School of International Affairs, Dr. Homer-Dixon’s work is focused…

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  • Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) offers $50 million in funding for technologies that help oil sands meet greenhouse gas emissions limit by 2030

    EDMONTON, AB – Oil sands innovators who can help industry reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase the cost competitiveness of bitumen production can now access $50 million through Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA)’s Oil Sands Innovation Challenge. Funding proposal submissions are due September 7, 2017, at 5 p.m. MDT. “ERA knows that improving both environmental and…

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  • Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) funding supports $83 million in new technology projects to help industry deliver on Alberta’s commitment to reduce methane emissions

    EDMONTON, AB – Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) has committed funding to 12 innovative methane- reducing technology projects. The projects have a combined value of more than $83 million, and are approved for up to $29.5 million in ERA funding. The projects target methane emissions monitoring, detection and reduction in the oil and gas, power generation,…

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  • Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) Names Chief Executive Officer

    EDMONTON – The Board of Directors of Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) has named Steve MacDonald as Chief Executive Officer for the corporation. “Steve MacDonald has a wealth of executive leadership experience and strong relationships with government, industry and Alberta’s innovation system,” said ERA Chair Kathleen Sendall. “Under his direction, the Board is confident that ERA…

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  • Emissions Reduction Alberta announces winning projects for Round Two of the ERA Grand Challenge: Innovative Carbon Uses

    $12 million in funding to advance carbon conversion technologies CALGARY — Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) announced four winning projects for the second round of the ERA Grand Challenge: Innovative Carbon Uses at the Propel Energy Tech Forum in Calgary. The international competition seeks technologies to transform carbon dioxide from a waste material to an asset,…

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  • Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) to announce winners for Second Round of international Grand Challenge to identify innovative carbon uses

    CALGARY – Emissions Reduction Alberta is announcing the Second Round winners of the ERA Grand Challenge: Innovative Carbon Uses on March 1 at the Propel Energy Tech Forum at the Westin Calgary. Each Round Two project receives a commitment of up to $3 million. After two years of development, the Round Two winners will exclusively…

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