The Clean Technology program provides technologies and mechanisms for decarbonization, particularly in the energy sector, and technologies that facilitate the achievement of net-zero goals that have been set by industry participants. Clean technology is an important driver of innovation, environmental improvements, economic growth, and jobs. Practically, the Clean Technology program is designed to focus on reducing emissions and achieving environmental performance goals. 

Renewable and Alternative Energy work is focused on electrification with low or no carbon electricity production as a pathway to decarbonize the energy industry. Grid modernization enables integration and connectivity of renewables, alternatives, and energy storage onto the power grid. This area is categorized into grid modernization, energy storage, and electricity generation.   

This includes:

Alberta Smart Grid Consortium

Alberta Small Modular Reactor (SMR) Consortium

Critical Minerals and Emerging Technology work is focused on critical minerals demand that is driven by batteries and e-mobility. Lithium is an important mineral in the energy transition and lithium market growth is driven by the need for Li – ion batteries for electronics, electric mobility, and energy storageThis area is categorized into critical minerals, rare earth elements, mining & extraction technologies, and emerging technologies.  

Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) & Hydrogen work is driven by the need to further decarbonize the oil and gas sector, petrochemicals, electricity production, and heavy industry. CCUS is a component of how we deliver climate change goals in the oil and gas sector. Similarly, hydrogen is a critical part of Alberta’s decarbonization future and is intrinsically linked with CCUS in Alberta’s Hydrogen Strategy and Roadmap. 

Clean Technology Projects

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Bryan Helfenbaum, P.Eng., MBA

Associate Vice President, Clean Resources

Vanessa White, P.Eng., B.A.Sc.

Executive Director, Clean Technology

Clean Technology Team

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