Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation

Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation

June 23, 2010 11:00 ET

Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation Announces More Than $5.7 Million in Funding for Six Energy Efficiency Projects

An additional $40 million available for more energy efficiency projects

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 23, 2010) -  Eric Newell, the Chair of the Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation has announced more than $5.7 million in funding for six energy efficiency projects.

"These innovative energy efficiency projects come from diverse sources, from family businesses to large corporations," said Newell. "It shows that good ideas can come from anywhere. These projects will help industry to reduce energy consumption, contribute to achieving Alberta's greenhouse gas targets and support Canada's clean technology objectives."

The six projects were selected from 223 submissions received in response to the CCEMC's initial request for expressions of interest. The organizations receiving the CCEMC funding are:

  • Evergreen Energy Technologies Inc. $250,000 for Power Pod, Reliable Power for Remote Locations
  • May-Ruben Technologies Inc., $569,700 for BFE Thermally Driven Refrigeration System
  • Nova Chemicals Corporation, $700,000 for Energy Footprint Reduction for Ethylene
    Manufacturing
  • Suncor Energy Inc., $790,900 for the Alberta Oil Sands Energy Efficiency and GHG Mitigation Roadmap
  • Great Northern Power Corp, $1.57 million for conversion of waste heat from reciprocating engines into electricity, using Great Northern Power's Expander System
  • Genalta Power Systems Inc., $1.849 million for Waste Energy to Power Utilization within an Amine Facility

On average, for every dollar the CCEMC contributes to these energy efficiency projects, another two dollars are also invested.

The CCEMC is also launching the next Call for Proposals – Expression of Interest (EOI) for more energy efficiency projects, with a total of $40 million available for project funding. The maximum CCEMC contribution for any individual project in this EOI is $7 million for eligible expenses.

"We need to see more ideas for clean technology that will have a significant, immediate and sustainable reduction in greenhouse gas emissions," said Newell. "We feel there is tremendous opportunity to reduce emissions through energy efficiency efforts and we encourage people to bring their ideas forward."

The focus of the new call for proposals is on improvements in the energy efficiency of industrial production and processing through enhanced energy management and the application of best- available commercial and near-commercial technologies.

Detailed information and the on-line application system will be accessible on the CCEMC website July 5. Workshops to support project proponents will be held in Edmonton on July 13 and Calgary on July 15. For workshop details and registration visit ccemc.ca.

The deadline for EOI submissions is August 13.

Funding for the CCEMC comes from the Government of Alberta, who collects it from industry. Since 2007, Alberta companies that annually produce more than 100,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions are legally required to reduce their greenhouse gas intensity by 12 per cent. One compliance option is to pay into the Climate Change and Emissions Management Fund at $15/tonne.

The CCEMC is a not-for-profit organization whose mandate is to establish or participate in funding for initiatives that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support adaptation. The CCEMC invests in discovery, development, and operational deployment of clean technologies.

The CCEMC announced funding for renewable energy projects on June 16. Funding for Carbon Capture and Storage and greening energy projects will be announced June 30.

For additional detail on the projects and contact information for funding recipients, see our backgrounder on ccemc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation
    Kirk Andries
    Cell: (780) 974-9579
    ccemc.ca