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Energy Innovation Program – Methane Measurement and Mitigation Call for Proposals

STATUS: Open for Expressions of Interest

In support of Canada’s Methane Centre of Excellence, the Energy Innovation Program’s Methane Measurement and Mitigation Call responds to the urgent need to reduce methane emissions in this decade, alongside deep cuts in CO2, to achieve the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global temperature increases to 1.5oC above pre-industrial levels. It will invest in Canadian expertise to accelerate development of more effective knowledge and technologies for methane measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV), as well as the mitigation or elimination of methane emissions in Canada. The Call has two focus areas:  

Measurement, Reporting and Verification

Funding to support the following:

Improved accuracy of detection, quantification, and localization of methane emissions in the oil and gas sector for effective design of mitigation solutions

Reduction of uncertainties in methane emissions measurement and quantification

Improved methods for the integration and/or standardization of multi-scale methane emissions data

Improved approaches for timely reporting of emissions data to track the performance of producers’ emission reduction initiatives and provide actionable information to stakeholders

Mitigation of Methane Slip

Funding to support the following:

Development of technologies that can be deployed at scale in the near term to mitigate fugitive unburned methane (methane slip) from non mobile combustion engines and related stationary systems in the energy sector

Information Sessions

Recordings now available! Virtual information sessions were hosted in March 2024 to offer guidance on the application process and provide an avenue for interested applicants to ask questions in a live Q&A format.

Timeline

Steps Dates
Open for EOI Applications March 5, 2024
Deadline for EOI Applications April 17, 2024
Notification of EOI Results Summer 2024
Deadline for FPP Submissions Summer 2024
Project Selection/Notification Fall 2024
Due Diligence Fall/Winter 2024
Negotiation and Signing of Contribution Agreements Fall/Winter 2024

Why is Canada investing in Methane Measurement and Mitigation?

Methane accounts for 14% of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions and reducing methane is widely recognized as one of the most effective ways to limit near-term warming. Canada has set ambitious targets to quickly reduce methane emissions, including signing the Global Methane Pledge at COP26 and introducing strengthened methane regulations to achieve at least a 75% reduction of oil and gas methane emissions below 2012 levels by 2030. As a recognized world leader in technologies, regulations, and international reporting on methane emissions, Canada is uniquely positioned to expand its climate leadership in this space. Accelerated action is required to improve emissions measurements and develop and deploy methane mitigation technologies.


 

Contact us

For any questions regarding this Methane Measurement and Mitigation Call, please contact NRCan at eipmethane-methanepie@nrcan-rncan.gc.ca.  

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