RD&D Funding

RD&D Funding for Researchers

There is some funding available to Industry, Academia and RD&D organizations within Canada to support CO2 Capture & Storage related projects.

AERI Industry Research Program

The Industry Research Program is open to applications from any individual, group, corporation or institute conducting research related to the AERI mandate. The program provides funding for all types of projects, from fundamental research to technology commercialization, that have technical merit and fit with AERI's priority areas.

Alberta Ingenuity Fund

The primary objective is to aid industry in recruiting new highly skilled scientists and engineers and to help further develop and strengthen Alberta's science and engineering research capacity. At the same time, Alberta Ingenuity Industrial Associates will contribute to research and related activities of the company who recruits them.

The Atlantic Innovation Fund (AIF)  en | fr 

The Atlantic Innovation Fund (AIF) is a program designed to strengthen the economy of Atlantic Canada by accelerating the development of knowledge-based industry.

CFI Leading Edge Fund, Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) is an independent corporation created by the Government of Canada to fund research infrastructure. The CFI's mandate is to strengthen the capacity of Canadian universities, colleges, research hospitals, and non-profit research institutions to carry out world-class research and technology development that benefits Canadians.

EcoAction, Environment Canada

Since 1995, Environment Canada's EcoAction Community Funding Program has provided financial support to community groups for projects that have measurable, positive impacts on the environment. Funding support can be requested for projects that have an action focus, a community capacity building focus, or a combination of both objectives.

Federal Programs and Funding  enfr

Three major programs are currently used as funding resources for energy science and technology in the federal government.

Discovery Grants, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)  en  |  fr  

Discovery Grants support ongoing programs of research. These grants recognize the creativity and innovation that are at the heart of all research advances, whether made individually or in groups. Researchers are free to work in the mode most appropriate for the research area.

Sustainable Development Technology Canada (S.D.T.C.)

(SDTC) is a not-for-profit foundation that finances and supports the development and demonstration of clean technologies which provide solutions to issues of climate change, clean air, water quality and soil, and which deliver economic, environmental and health benefits to Canadians. To do so, the Foundation draws from an investment fund of $550 million.

Further information availabe on funding within Canada is available at the Government of Canada's website, Funding Guide for International Science and Technology Cooperation or Guide des sources de financement pour la coopération internationale en science et technologie.


Current Funding for Worldwide CCS Projects (as of January 1st, 2010):


  • AUD 2 billion (USD 1.65 billion) for funding large-scale CCS demonstrations in Australia
  • AUD 100 million a year for three years for the development of the Global CCS Institute


  • CAD 1.3 billion (USD 1.2 billion) financial support for R&D, mapping and demonstration project support
  • the Province of Alberta has assigned CAD 2 billion (USD 1.8 billion) to support CCS deployment

European Union:

  • the revenue from the auctioning of 300 milliom credits within ETS to support CCS and renewable energy
  • allocated EUR 1.05 billion from economic recovery energy programme for the support of 7 CCS projects


  • JPY 10.8 billion (USD 116 milliom) for study on largescale CCS demonstration since fiscal year 2008


  • announced the allocation of NOK 1.2 billion (USD 205 million) for CCS projects


  • funding for up to 4 CCS projects


  • The Economic Recovery Act includes USD 3.4 billion in funding for clean coal and CCS development
  • USD 1.0 billion allocated for developing and testing new ways to produce energy from coal
  • USD 1.52 billion will fund industrial CO2 capture projects, including a small allocation for the beneficial reuse of CO2
  • USD 800 million will augment funds for the Clean Coal Power Initiative with a focus on carbon capture
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