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Alberta’s Clean Technology sector, Cleantech, offers untapped investment opportunities for growth and earning.

Alberta’s Clean Technology sector, Cleantech, offers untapped investment opportunities for growth and earning.

Alberta’s Clean Technology sector, Cleantech, offers untapped investment opportunities for growth and earning potential across a number of sectors, from agriculture to software, as the province transitions to a cleaner economy. Progressive policies and strategies create niche investment opportunities in Alberta.

Alberta, where clean technology thrives

A Thriving Green Technology Economy

  • Huge business potential from deployment of clean technologies in Alberta’s oil & gas industry.
  • Average annual growth rate of expanding cleantech companies is 5.6%.1
  • 85% of cleantech companies report they will reach the next goal for their business or technology within the next two years.2

[1][2]Source: Clean Tech National Survey 2017, Cleantech Canada, Annex Business Media

Government committed to a Green Technology Future

  • The Government of Alberta’s climate change legislation commits to phase out emissions from coal-fired power plants by 2030.
  • Commitments also include increasing renewable energy capacity, reducing methane emissions and capping oil sands emissions.
  • The Canadian Government has also pledged $7.4 billion over the next five years to support cleantech growth across the country.
  • 68% of Alberta Cleantech companies say that legislation, regulation or government policy changes related to climate change has increased interest in their technology or demand for their products.3

[3]Source: Clean Tech National Survey 2017, Cleantech Canada, Annex Business Media

Suite of funded programs to help you succeed 

  • The Climate Change Innovation and Technology Framework is a strategic initiative of the Government of Alberta as part of its Climate Leadership Plan.
  • Alberta Economic Development, Trade, and Tourism, Emissions Reductions Alberta and Alberta Innovates are working together to deliver a suite of funded programs that support clean technology research, innovation and commercialization over the next three years

Market Access

  • Alberta is already developing cleantech solutions that are manufactured and deployed locally - and sold to the world.
  • Alberta’s cleantech businesses benefit from a strong telecommunications network, strong transportation links and proximity to the U.S., as well as easy access to the Pacific Rim and Europe.
  • 35% of commercialized clean-tech companies in Alberta are already exporting products and services globally and are looking for opportunities to expand.4

[4]Source: Clean Tech National Survey 2017, Cleantech Canada, Annex Business Media

Industry Opportunities

Contact

Get in touch with us to learn more about Cleantech investing in Alberta:

Clean Innovation Unit
Phone: 780-643-1082
Email: clean.innovation@gov.ab.ca

Alberta Innovates – Clean Energy
Phone:  403-297-7089
Email: info@albertainnovates.ca

Emissions Reduction Alberta
Phone: 780-498-2068
Email: info@eralberta.ca

Investment Services / Invest Alberta
Phone: 587-998-3510
Email: Invest.Alberta@gov.ab.ca

 

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Organization

Carbon Capture and Conversion Institute (CCCI) - http://www.cmcghg.com/business-units/ccci/
CCCI accelerates the development, piloting, scale-up and validation of new carbon capture and conversion technologies.

Organization

Institute for Oil Sands Innovation (IOSI) at the UofA - http://www.iosi.ualberta.ca/en/About.aspx
IOSI combines several innovative approaches to improve oil sands operations with a reduced environmental footprint by minimizing water use, consuming less energy, lowering greenhouse gas and other emissions, yielding high quality products at lower cost.

Organization

C-FER Technologies - https://www.cfertech.com/joint-industry-projects
C-FER Technologies works with oil and gas industry and client subject matter experts to develop solutions to unique engineering problems in upstream drilling and production operations as well as midstream and downstream pipeline operations.

Organization

InnoTech Alberta - https://innotechalberta.ca/
InnoTech Alberta offers a diversified range of scientific, engineering and technological research and testing capabilities, facilities to support technology scale-up, and expert advice to accelerate technology development and application.

Organization

Enerplus Centre for Innovation - https://www.sait.ca/applied-research-and-innovation-services/research-areas-and-facilities
The Enerplus Centre is Applied Research and Innovation Services' main industrial-scale prototype fabrication and testing space. The facility supports the development, fabrication, testing and commercialization of innovative technology solutions.

Organization

Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute - https://www.amii.ca/
Amii employs machine learning and artificial intelligence together. Amii collaborates with organizations from across Alberta and beyond to help develop innovative machine intelligence solutions for the toughest business problems.

Publication

Alberta Innovates Clean Technology Programs - https://open.alberta.ca/publications/climate-change-innovation-and-technology-framework-2017
$145M has been invested by the Government of Alberta on Cleantech research and innovation that will reduce GHG emissions and help transition Alberta to a lower carbon economy.

Publication

Alberta Research and Innovation Framework (ARIF) - https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-research-innovation-framework.aspx
The Alberta Research and Innovation Framework (ARIF) provides clear direction to stakeholders to collectively build a stronger research and innovation system that delivers measurable results.

Publication

Alberta Clean Technology Roadmap - https://open.alberta.ca/publications/9781460138762
The Alberta Clean Technology Road Map (CTR) strengthens the connection between the Climate Change Innovation and Technology Framework (CCITF) and the Government of Alberta's current and historic clean innovation-related policy.

Program

Emission Reduction Alberta (ERA) Funding Programs - https://www.eralberta.ca/apply-for-funding/
Funding is available for research and development relating to oil sands innovation, industrial efficiency, and biotechnology, electricity and sustainable transportation.

Program

Canada's Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) Challenges - https://www.cosia.ca/challenges
COSIA is hosting multi-million dollar challenges related to research and development relating to their environmental priority areas: greenhouse gases, land, tailings, water, and monitoring.

Policy & Legislation

Climate Change Innovation & Technology Framework (CCITF) - https://open.alberta.ca/publications/climate-change-innovation-and-technology-framework-2017
The CCITF will guide Alberta innovation investments that support the transition to a lower-carbon economy.

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