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CRIN Clean Resource Innovation Network

LOW EMISSION

FUELS & PRODUCTS

TECHNOLOGY COMPETITION

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Low-carbon solutions to transform Canada’s oil and gas industry.

The Low Emission Fuels and Products Competition is a $25 million two-phase challenge to accelerate the development of innovations that reduce the carbon intensity of Canada’s oil and gas industry. This includes transportation fuels and other hydrocarbon-derived products. It is one of three competitions hosted by the Clean Resource Innovation Network (CRIN) with support from Canada’s Innovation, Science and Economic Development Strategic Innovation Fund. The other competitions focus on Reducing Environmental Footprint and Digital Oil and Gas.

The goal is to identify solutions that contribute to CRIN’s target of reducing emissions by 100 megatonnes of CO2e by 2033.

COMPETITION CLOSED

The Low Emission Fuels and Products Competition is now closed for submissions.
Thank you for your interest in the competition; please check back in January 2022 to find out about the winning applications.

For more information about CRIN’s programs and support, please visit www.cleanresourceinnovation.com

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FOUR FOCUS AREAS

The Low Emission Fuels and Products Competition aims to identify the most promising technology solutions that will help Canada’s oil and gas industry sustainably develop low emission fuels and products, and integrate these into the global energy supply. The Competition has four focus areas.

INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS FROM HYDROCARBONS

Technologies included in this focus area produce carbon based non-combustion products, such as activated carbon, carbon fibre, asphalt binder from petroleum and natural gas. Other examples of technologies included are new recovery techniques for elements like lithium, vanadium, titanium, or nickel recovered from co-produced hydrocarbons.

CARBON CAPTURE AND UTILIZATION

Technologies included in this focus area reduce greenhouse gas emissions by capturing, utilizing and/or converting carbon dioxide.

HYDROGEN AND GEOTHERMAL

Technologies included in this focus area develop clean energy opportunities from hydrocarbon-derived hydrogen and recovery of geothermal energy to optimize the utility of the oil and gas industry.

LOW-CARBON INTENSITY ALTERNATIVES AND NEW FUELS

Technologies included in this focus area develop products and processes that reduce fuels’ carbon intensity. Examples include innovative fuels and production of fuels from biogenic feedstocks within existing infrastructure potentially including waste products, bitumen partial upgrading, or other novel processes.

ELIGIBILITY

The CRIN Low Emission Fuels and Products Competition is open to technology developers, industry operators (including small, medium, and large enterprises), industry associations, research and development organizations, and not-for-profit organizations.

All applications must come from consortia consisting of at least one SME plus at least one oil and gas producer. Lead applicants, SMEs, and oil and gas producers must be incorporated in Canada.

Find out more in the Program Guide.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Projects must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Be at a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of 6-9.

  • Have a minimum of 25% industry partner funding and a maximum of 75% government funding from all sources.

  • Be part of at least one or more of the four focus areas of the competition.

  • Have a clear commercialization pathway.

  • Request a maximum of $10 million of funding from this competition.

COMPETITION KEY DATES

The Low Emission Fuels and Products Competition has two phases: the Expression of Interest, March 31-June 9, 2021, and the Full Project Proposal.

Competition Timeline

About

The Low Emission Fuels and Products Technology Competition is hosted by the Clean Resource Innovation Network (CRIN). The competition coordinator is Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre, in partnership with The Delphi Group.

CRIN is a pan-Canadian network focused on ensuring Canada’s energy resources can be sustainably developed and integrated into the global energy supply. By helping to identify industry challenges, CRIN is able to support a market pull to accelerate commercialization and widespread clean technology adoption by bringing together industries, entrepreneurs, investors, academia, governments, and others.

CRIN Clean Resource Innovation Network

CONTACT US

Questions about the Competition? See the Program Guide and Frequently Asked Questions.

If you have further questions, contact the competition coordinator, Foresight: [email protected] All questions and answers will be shared with all registered applicants.

With funding from Government of Canada.