Media Releases

$58 million announced for natural gas innovations worth $155 million

July 21st, 2020

ERA supports 20 projects that create jobs, attract investment, and reduce emissions Leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning to better measure and locate methane emissions, and prototyping new approaches to convert natural gas to hydrogen, are two of 20 technology…

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ERA and others asked to identify opportunities for future energy efficiency work in Alberta

June 25th, 2020

EDMONTON, AB – The Government of Alberta announced the winding down of Energy Efficiency Alberta (EEA). ERA is working with the Province and EEA on a plan that would see it assume responsibility for new program outcomes targeting industrial and…

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$40 million for food, farming, and forestry innovation

June 1st, 2020

EDMONTON, AB – Today, Government of Alberta’s Minister of Environment and Parks, Jason Nixon, announced Emissions Reduction Alberta’s (ERA) $40 million Food, Farming, and Forestry Challenge. This funding opportunity will accelerate technology innovation in support of long-term competitiveness and stimulate…

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ERA injects up to $10 million to improve cash flow for projects

April 6th, 2020

To help navigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic challenges facing Alberta, ERA is making up to $10 million available in the next quarter to speed up cash flow and support the liquidity of our active projects….

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New $50 million funding opportunity targets natural gas innovation

October 30th, 2019

ERA’s Natural Gas Challenge: Unlocking Innovation Across Alberta’s Value Chain offers support for projects that reduce emissions, create jobs, and attract investment EDMONTON, AB – Emissions Reduction Alberta’s (ERA) new $50 million Natural Gas Challenge will unlock innovation across Alberta’s…

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Two carbon converting technologies share $10 million in ERA’s Grand Challenge

October 30th, 2019

Five-year funding competition to develop Innovative Carbon Uses to yield major CO₂ emissions reductions potential worldwide EDMONTON, AB – Two successful projects have emerged from Round 3 of ERA’s five-year funding competition, Grand Challenge: Innovative Carbon Uses. ERA is awarding $5…

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$12.1 million announced for projects worth over a half billion dollars

March 18th, 2019

ERA’s new Partnership Intake Program helps leverage funding and streamline support for innovators EDMONTON, AB – A $285 million, first-of-its-kind, wheat-based, biofuels facility is being developed by Carbon Clean Energy Inc. The project aims to create low carbon intensity ethanol…

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$100 million investment in clean technology projects

March 12th, 2019

$600 million total project value will deliver 2.5 million tonnes of CO2e reductions EDMONTON, AB – An innovative clean technology to transition Alberta’s diesel-powered transit buses to electric is getting a boost in funding from Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA). eCAMION’s…

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$70.2 million announced to help Alberta’s industries reduce greenhouse gas emissions and remain globally competitive

February 6th, 2019

Calgary, AB – Using low carbon fuels to make cement and recovering heat from a refinery to generate electricity are just two examples of promising new technologies that will get a funding boost as a direct result of the carbon…

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New chair for Emissions Reduction Alberta

August 28th, 2018

Respected oil and gas expert David Collyer is the new board chair of Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA), effective Oct. 1, 2018. Collyer’s nearly 40 years of experience complements and builds on the skill sets of ERA’s board of directors. He…

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