Clean Technology: Critical Minerals and Emerging Technology

By mmuise

The Clean Technology program invests in projects to adapt, develop, and deploy innovative clean technology to benefit Albertans and contribute to the growth of the province’s low-carbon economy.

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 next generation materials, critical minerals and end products for a better minerals and materials industry.

  • 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:

Clean Technology supports diversification of Alberta’s economy through the development of clean technology. The Clean Technology portfolio consists of of four areas: Renewable and Alternative Energy, Bioenergy and Circular Economy, and Carbon Capture, Utilization and Sequestration (CCUS) and Hydrogen, and Critical Minerals and Emerging Technology .

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