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Step 1 About the Grand Challenge

This CAD$35 million multi-stage Challenge seeks a net reduction of green house gases (GHGs) of at least 1 megatonne annually through technologies that convert GHG emissions into valuable carbon-based products.

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Watch these two videos to learn more about the CCEMC Grand Challenge and CCEMC’s commitment to reducing GHGs:

Video 1    Video 2

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Step 2How to Submit

Applicants interested in submitting a proposal for Round Two will need to demonstrate both technical strength in achieving 1 megatonne net reductions in GHGs annually and a strong plan for implementation with resulting business success. Round Two submissions should propose technologies that have already been developed and have the potential for commercialization in Alberta by 2020.

Specific focus areas for this challenge include, but are not limited to:

  • Technologies or processes that produce high value goods from carbon dioxide
  • Technologies that fix captured carbon into solid or readily transportable starting materials
  • High-value materials with high carbon content that could be produced from carbon dioxide
  • Biological processes that capture/consume carbon dioxide and convert it into a new viable product (e.g., oils from algae)

The five winners of Round 2 will each receive a $3 million CAD development grant and two years to demonstrate their technology in Alberta.  One of the five Round 2 winners will be selected to win the Round 3 grand prize of $10 million CAD in commercialization grants.

**The Round 2, Phase 1 Submission Deadline has changed**