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CCEMC offers funding for bio solution development

October 18. 2013, Calgary, Alta. – The Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation is offering up to a total of $40 million in funding to support projects that use plants, animals and microbes to avoid or reduce greenhouse gases or to enhance carbon sequestration.


October 21, 2013
By CCEMC

October 18. 2013, Calgary, Alta. – The Climate Change and
Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation is offering up to a total of $40
million in funding to support projects that use plants, animals and microbes to
avoid or reduce greenhouse gases or to enhance carbon sequestration.

“Through the Biological GHG Management Program, the CCEMC
has already taken the first steps to understand the opportunities that exist to
sequester or reduce emissions from biological sources, ” said CCEMC Chair Eric
Newell. “Now the CCEMC is reaching out to Alberta communities and around the
world to seek out projects that draw on biological processes for ways to reduce
or sequester greenhouse gas emissions in core sectors such as forestry,
agriculture, municipalities and energy.”

The announcement is being made today in Calgary at the
Biological Solutions Forum. The event is hosted by the Biological GHG
Management Program, which is delivered by Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions for
the CCEMC.

Eligible projects will:

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• Discover, develop and/or deploy transformative practice
change in the forestry, agriculture, municipal waste handling and/or energy
sectors,

• Develop or modify bio-processes,

• Replace non-bio-based feedstocks with bio-based
feedstocks,

• Develop and manufacture novel bio-products,

• Use biological organisms or bio-based materials to reduce
emissions in non-biological industrial systems.

The Biological GHG Management program was launched in May
2012. With core funding from the CCEMC, the program is delivered by Alberta
Innovates Bio Solutions. To date, the CCEMC investment has been supporting
projects that improve fundamental understanding, overcome technological hurdles
and demonstrate strategies to reduce net GHG emissions.

The CCEMC focuses on stimulating transformative change by
funding projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help Alberta adapt to
climate change. The CCEMC is a not- for-profit corporation that operates
independently of government. Funding for the CCEMC is collected from industry.
Since 2007, Alberta companies that annually produce more than 100,000 tonnes of
greenhouse gas emissions over a baseline are required to reduce their
greenhouse gas intensity by 12 per cent. Paying $15 into the Climate Change and
Emissions Management Fund for every tonne over the reduction limit is one compliance
option.

For information on how to apply for the grant, visit ccemc.ca/apply/


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