Minister of Natural Resources Amarjeet Sohi announced the Sky’s the Limit Challenge at the Alberta Aviation Museum in Edmonton last week.
“This unique challenge facilitates collaborations to support a game-changing transformation of the aviation industry. A Canadian-made sustainable aviation fuel will grow our clean economy and create good, middle-class jobs for Canadian workers," Sohj said in a news release.
The competition is divided into two segments.
- The Green Aviation Fuels Innovation Competition will provide $2 million apiece for four teams who develop the most innovative solutions. The funding will support an 18-month competition to produce the most economical and environmentally sustainable aviation fuel. The winner will receive a $5-million grand prize.
- The Cross-Canada Flight Competition, where the first participant to fuel a Canadian commercial flight using a minimum 10 per cent blend of made-in-Canada biojet fuel will win $1 million.
According to the news release, the federal government plans to purchase biojet fuel for its federal aviation fleets once it is commercially available at a competitive price. The Department of National Defence and Transport Canada have signalled their early support.
Learn more at https://impact.canada.ca/en/challenges/green-aviation