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Program at a Glance

Program Status: Active
Business Area: Advanced Hydrocarbons
Priority Area(s): Advances technologies that improve hydrocarbon recovery while reducing associated emissions.


Program Status: Active
Alberta-based: Yes
Organization Type: Academic Institutions & Researchers
Government or Public Entity
Individual or Sole Proprietor
Multi-National Enterprise
Small to Medium Enterprise


Hydrocarbon recovery has been a pillar of Alberta’s economy for almost a century and is comprised of many sub-sectors: conventional, unconventional, oil sands mining, and oil sands in-situ. The Recovery Technologies program advances technologies that improve recovery efficiency, create value for operators, reduce associated emissions, and/or unlock new resources. This includes new recovery processes, improved tools to access/produce reservoirs, and improved technologies for evaluating opportunities. 

Open Intakes

Recovery Technologies Program - Continuous Intake

Due date: Continuous

More details


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.


Bruce Duong

Senior Manager, Recovery Technologies

Claude Ghazar, P.Eng.

Director, Recovery Technologies  

Open and Upcoming Intakes

Recovery Technologies Program - Continuous Intake

The Recovery Technologies (RT) program advances technologies that improve hydrocarbon recovery while reducing associated emissions.

Funded Projects

Funded Projects