Clean Energy

Supporting Alberta Energy & Resources

We develop and invest in applied research and innovation programs to sustain, grow and diversify the energy and resource industries, develop clean technology, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and protect Alberta’s environment. 

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BioEnergy

The BioEnergy program supports the development of a bioenergy industry that contributes to Alberta’s supply of renewable energy through the production of biofuels and novel value-added products. The program invests in projects that develop and/or deploy waste or biomass conversion technologies.

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Carbon Capture & Utilization

This program focuses on carbon capture and utilization innovation to convert carbon dioxide into useful products with significant commercial value and market demand through cost-competitive and environmentally sound technology solutions.

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Climate Change Innovation & Technology Framework

The CCITF Program funds applied research, development and commercialization projects and networks that lead to greenhouse gas emissions reductions, economic growth, and other environmental and social benefits.

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Cleaner Hydrocarbon Production

This 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.

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Innovative Hydrocarbon Products

This program focuses on three sub-programs designed to diversify Alberta’s economy and add value to hydrocarbon resources that will enable Alberta to achieve prosperity in a low carbon, global economy.

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Land & Biodiversity

The goal of this program is to ensure that natural resource development operations and practices are sustainable.

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Renewable & Alternative Energy

The Renewable and Alternative Energy Program supports invests in renewable and low-carbon electricity while maintaining a reliable and affordable grid system.

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Water Innovation

Our Water Innovation Program’s priority is to make certain Alberta has the quality and quantity of water, when and where it is needed.

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News

Powering Up Electrical Grid Research – New Industry Consortium Pilots Smart Grid Tech In Lethbridge

A Lethbridge pilot project supported by Alberta Innovates could help electric utilities across the province conserve energy and prepare for the challenges of emerging technologies like electric cars and solar power.

WIP Backs Ground-Breaking Wastewater Treatment Technology

A ground-breaking wastewater filtration technology launched by Edmonton-based company, Swirltex, is just one of 49 projects the Alberta Innovates Water Innovation Program (WIP) invested...

Regional Innovation Networks Help to Clear the Road for Innovation

When you’re hitting the road for a longer trip, running out of gas is one thing. Running out of charge is quite another. With this in mind, the Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta is supporting options for drivers of electric cars.