Advanced Hydrocarbons: Innovative Hydrocarbon Products

By mmuise

Advanced Hydrocarbons supports economic, environmental, and diversification opportunities in Alberta's oil & gas sector. The Advanced Hydrocarbons portfolio consists of two programs: Cleaner Hydrocarbon Production and Innovative Hydrocarbon Products.
The Advanced Hydrocarbons: Innovative Hydrocarbon Products program supports projects that will contribute to Alberta’s hydrocarbon resource value while securing long-term future for Alberta’s oil sand resources in a new economy. The three sub-programs (Bitumen Partial Upgrading, Natural Gas Value-Add, and Bitumen Beyond Combustion) support projects that can improve hydrocarbon products’ quality and value.

Comments on Funding:

Project funding can be up to and typically does not exceed $2 million per project from the Process. The continuous intake programs normally support 25 – 50% of total project costs, with remaining funding from other project partners and other funding agencies (including cash and in-kind support).

Deadline: Continuous Intake

Applicants must:

  • be technology developers;
  • be industry,
  • be industrial associations;
  • be small and medium-sized enterprises;
  • be research and development (R&D) organizations;
  • be post-secondary institutions;
  • be municipalities;
  • be not-for-profit organizations;
  • be government research labs;
  • be individuals;
  • have advancing technology development within a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) range of 3-7;
  • be not required to be based in Alberta but must demonstrate a clear value proposition for the province;
  • have strong end-user partnerships and/or funding from other organizations (preferred);
  • be encouraged to engage and include Alberta’s post-secondary and research institutions in the project consortium where appropriate;
  • have projects meeting the eligibility criteria:
    a. can be either for innovation-commercialization or knowledge generation;
    b. be aligned with Government of Alberta’s priorities, including the 2030 Innovation Targets;
    c. be developing technologies to convert oil sands components into non-combustion products.

  • When the applicant is not based in the province it is especially encouraged to have Alberta-based partners.
Application Steps:


Documentation Needed:


Other Things to Note:

All programs are open for continuous intake.

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