Canada Launches Call for Proposals for Establishing Biomass Supply Chains Projects
August 25, 2022 Ottawa, Ontario Natural Resources Canada
Clean fuels, such as advanced biofuels and hydrogen, play an essential role in contributing to Canada’s plan to reach net zero by 2050. Recognizing the unique opportunities that clean fuels present for Canadian companies, Indigenous businesses and communities, the Government of Canada is helping grow domestic production capacity while strengthening the economy, creating good, sustainable jobs and supporting workers in the natural resource sectors.
Today, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, launched a call for project proposals to support the establishment of biomass supply chains to ensure that a steady and usable supply of sustainable feedstock is available to clean fuel production facilities across the country.
As a component of the Clean Fuels Fund, this dedicated biomass call includes three project streams that are expected to enable emissions reductions while benefiting communities, leveraging private sector investments, creating jobs and providing opportunities for Indigenous-led businesses and communities.
Each stream includes separate eligibility criteria and different submission timelines, funding levels and contribution repayment requirements. Projects could receive up to 50 percent of eligible costs to a maximum of $5 million in funding.
Please email the program to request the Applicant Guide for more details.
The $1.5-billion Clean Fuels Fund supports the growth of domestic production capacity of clean fuels. It also supports the implementation of proposed Clean Fuels Regulations and delivers on early actions of the Hydrogen Strategy for Canada.
“Canadian companies and Indigenous businesses are bringing forward innovative solutions in the clean fuels space. Our government is partnering with them on these innovative projects to make Canada a global supplier of choice for clean fuels and to develop biomass supply chains that will create jobs and grow the low-carbon economy in communities across the country.”
The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson
Minister of Natural Resources
Natural Resources Canada
Office of the Minister of Natural Resources
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