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Program at a Glance

Program Status: Active
Business Area: Sustainable Materials
Priority Area(s): Addresses sustainability while creating opportunity for economic diversification in Alberta.


Program Status: Active
Alberta-based: No
Organization Type: Academic Institutions & Researchers
Multi-National Enterprise
Post-Secondary Students
Small to Medium Enterprise


Bioenergy contributes to the development of low carbon fuels, the reduction of consumer and industrial solid waste, and waste reduction from agricultural development through a focus on waste conversion, renewable fuels, and circular economy.

Alberta Innovates seeks to leverage Alberta’s existing oil and gas infrastructure, expertise, and innovation activities to support a growing bioenergy supply chain. We explore biogases, biofuels, and other synthetic fuels, including sustainable aviation fuels. We also engage in the development of waste conversion technologies, including plastic recycling, and waste diversion, all with an objective of mitigating environmental impacts while generating incremental value from existing products.

Open Intakes

Bioenergy and Circular Economy - Continuous Intake

Due date: Continuous

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Funding is open to all categories of lead applicant including technology developers, industry, industrial associations, small and medium-sized enterprises, research and development (R&D) organizations, post-secondary institutions, municipalities, not-for-profit organizations, government research labs, individuals and others, who are advancing technology development within a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) range of 3-7.

Applicants are not required to be based in Alberta, but must demonstrate a clear value proposition for the Province and be able to clearly demonstrate alignment to the program area priorities.

For full details of eligibility criteria, consult the Clean Resources Continuous Intake Program Guide.

Successful applicants must be legally able to execute the Investment Agreement.

How To Apply

  1. Contact a Clean Resources Project Advisor, listed below, to determine if project scope meets the requirements.
  2. Register on SmartSimple, the online application portal.
  3. Complete and submit the Intake Form on SmartSimple.
  4. Wait for your Intake Form to be reviewed to determine if the proposed proejct will be invited to submit a Detailed Proposal.

For more details on eligibility and the intake process, consult the Program Guide.

If you have determined that your project meets our criteria, please contact a Project Advisor before submitting your Intake Form.

Evaluation Process

During the review process, Alberta Innovates leverages internal staff with subject-matter and business expertise and external reviewers to evaluate applications submitted.   

Proposed projects will be evaluated against criteria in three major categories: Innovation; Execution; and Impacts.  The considerations for each criterion are detailed in the SmartSimple online application form.  


Mehr Nikoo

Senior Manager, Sustainable Materials

Open and Upcoming Intakes

Bioenergy and Circular Economy - Continuous Intake

This program supports projects focused on renewable fuels, waste conversion and building a circular economy in plastics.

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