CCEMC: Climage Change Emissions Management Corporation

Step 1 Learn 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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Step 2 Learn How 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)

Round Two offers the five winning applicants a $3,000,000 CAD development grant to commercialize their technology in Alberta. These winners will then be eligible to compete in Round Three; a closed competition where one winner will be awarded the grand prize of $10,000,000 CAD to fund full scale commercialization.

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  • Process

    While the period for round one proposals has passed, the submission period for round two begins September 2015. Learn how you can participate in upcoming rounds of the Grand Challenge.

  • Criteria

    Proposals are in the process of being reviewed. Learn more about how proposals are evaluated by reviewing the criteria.

  • Award

    This Challenge offers funding in each of the three evaluation rounds.

  • Advisory Panel

    Meet the Executive Advisory Panel who will be collaborating with the CCEMC's evaluation committee to select awardees during each Round of the Grand Challenge.

  • Terms,
    & Conditions

    Learn how you can participate while retaining all of your intellectual property. Find out about eligibility, confidentiality, and submission requirements.