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Program Status: Active


Program Status: Active
Alberta-based: Yes


Methane is a potent greenhouse gas. Reducing methane emissions is a critical component of any climate change strategy. Canada and the USA aligned on targeted methane emissions reductions of 45 per cent from 2016 levels by 2025, and remarkable progress has been achieved to date. Part of this success relates to the deployment of new technologies, and with more aggressive emissions reductions now targeted, technology development continues to be a focus area.   

In collaboration with Natural Resources Canada, Alberta Innovates funded and leads the Canadian Emissions Reduction Innovation Network (CERIN), a pan-Canadian initiative to validate and deploy new technologies in methane emissions reduction. With CERIN as its primary vehicle, Alberta Innovates continues to invest in and facilitate the Methane Emissions Reduction space with aims toward establishing a national Centre of Excellence.

The Methane Emissions Reduction program supports technologies that detect, monitor, and mitigate methane emissions reductions from Alberta’s oil and gas industry.

Open Intakes

Methane Emissions Reduction - 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.


Claude Ghazar, P.Eng.

Director, Recovery Technologies  

Open and Upcoming Intakes

Methane Emissions Reduction - Continuous Intake

The Methane Emissions Reduction (MER) program supports technologies that detect, monitor, and mitigate methane emissions reductions from Alberta’s oil & gas industry.

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