Calgary, AB – The federal government and Alberta say they are jointly providing $16.6 million to support ten innovation and economic development projects under the Western Economic Partnership Agreement.
“The innovative projects funded under this partnership agreement accelerate research and development in many areas including renewable energy projects as diverse as fuel cells and biomass, carbon management and nanotechnology,” says Victor Doerksen, Alberta’s minister of innovation and science. “This partnership has allowed us to combine resources to develop and expand new technology that will benefit Albertans across the province.”
Many of the projects included in this $16.6 million announcement are focused on increasing innovation in, and commercialization of, environmental technologies. Of particular note is a $6 million research project investigating geological storage of carbon dioxide, a $2,130,000 initiative to further develop fuel cell technology, and a $1.8 million initiative focused on developing the bioproducts industry in Alberta.