Clean Coal Technologies

Canada launches clean energy fund

20 May 2009 — The Canadian government launched a C$1billion ($870 million) Clean Energy Fund that focuses on developing clean energy technologies, including carbon capture and storage and sustainable oil sands development.

The government on May 19 opened initial request for proposals for small-scale demonstration projects under the fund.

The fund includes C$850 million toward technology development and demonstration, of which C$650 million is for for large-scale carbon capture and storage demonstration projects and C$200-million for smaller-scale demonstration projects of renewable and alternative energy technologies. The remaining C$150 million is designated for research on a range of clean technologies, including those that address environmental challenges in the oil sands, such as water use and tailings.