Clean Rail Academic Grant Program


The Clean Rail Academic Grant Program is part of the Government of Canada’s efforts to reduce rail sector emissions and support research of new and emerging technologies. The Program provides grants of $25,000 to existing academic research programs that are developing emission-reduction technologies and practices for the transportation sector that could be applied to the rail industry.

Today, Minister Garneau announced ten $25,000 grants for research projects in support of Canada’s Rail Emissions Regulatory Initiative occurring at universities across the country.


Project Descriptions

Queen’s University Research to improve the speed of trains on uneven terrain by using wireless sensors.
Ryerson University Development of a new alloy to fabricate lightweight railcars.
University of Ontario Institute of Technology Development of a wireless charging system to power electric trains on a campus.
University of Ontario Institute of Technology Development of a new locomotive engine powered by alternative fuels.
University of Sherbrooke Study to reduce the impact of wind or air drag on railcars.
University of Alberta Research to improve the spacing of containers to reduce the impact of air drag on trains.
University of Alberta Study of shipping routes to shorten travel distance for trains.
University of Prince Edward Island Research to improve fuel consumption and battery life of locomotives.
Simon Fraser University Development of a system to improve fuel cell lifetime for hybrid locomotives.
University of Windsor Research to develop a locomotive engine powered by water.

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