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Energy Innovation Program - Carbon capture, utilization and storage RD&D Call

Background

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. In 2021-22, OERD ran a call for proposals with up to $50 million in support for FEED studies for large-scale CCUS facilities. The CCUS RD&D call will focus on earlier-stage RD&D activities across three different focus areas. There will be individual intake processes for each focus area, as outlined in the timelines below. Separate and detailed guidance will be provided for each focus area on the opening date of the expression of interest phase.

Focus Areas & Timelines

Capture: To drive down the cost and enhance performance of capture technologies for different emission sources.
Status: Expression of Interest closed October 3, 2022

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Storage & Transportation: To characterize and develop safe, permanent subsurface CO2 storage, and technologies that support safe and efficient transportation of CO2 and storage opportunities across Canada.
Status: Expression of Interest closed April 17, 2023

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Utilization: To expand the strategic uses of CO2 and support the development of cost and energy efficient utilization pathways for long-term or permanent CO2 sequestration.

Status: Expression of Interest closed February 23, 2024

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