Clean Transportation System Research and Development (Round 1)


The Clean Transportation System Research and Development Program is part of the Government of Canada’s efforts to reduce emissions from the transportation sector, and to support research into new and emerging clean technologies. The program provides grants to support academic researchers that are developing emission-reduction technologies and practices in the marine, rail and aviation sectors.

Under the Program, 10 projects received a grant. Below is the list of recipients and projects:


Project Descriptions

Global Spatial Technology Solutions Inc.

Improved environmental performance of vessels transiting Canadian and global ocean corridors (up to $100,000)

Redrock Power Systems Inc.

Detailed feasibility study, optimization analysis, and implementation plan for an efficient, high-speed, zero-emissions shuttle ferry for Lake Ontario (up to $15,000)

University of British Columbia

Design and construction of a standard gauge, low-power fuel cell / battery hybrid vehicle capable of hauling a small rail load (up to $100,000)

University of Calgary

Examination of the reduction of friction in locomotive mechanical systems and the interaction of certain lubrication methods (up to $100,000)

University of Carleton

Development of a national database to quantify the health impacts of air pollutant from the aviation sector (up to $99,935)

University of New Brunswick

Study of the impact of using a high-pressure spray to coat carbon fibre-reinforced polymer composites and aluminum parts to reduce the weight of boats and trains (up to $87,380)

University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Development of fast electrified charging stations for marine transportation (up to $100,000)

University of Toronto

Development of Canada-specific data to help guide the biofuels industry to evaluate the economic viability for this alternative fuel as well as the supply and demand in Canada (up to $100,000)

Université du Québec à Rimouski

Development, testing and evaluation of innovative technology to reduce fuel consumption of rail and marine diesel by using the engines to act as a compressor, and using the stored compressed air during acceleration to reduce fuel consumption (up to $100,000)

Waterfall Advisors Group Ltd.

Development of Canadian advanced marine biofuels technology (up to $45,000)

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