The Government of Canada is committed to investing in innovative clean energy technologies that create high-quality jobs, generate new economic opportunities and protect the environment.
To this end, on May 3, 2013, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced support of more than $82 million through Natural Resources Canada's ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative (ecoEII) for 55 innovative projects across Canada. Of these, 15 will be pre-commercialization demonstration projects to test the feasibility of various technologies, and 40 will be research and development projects to address knowledge gaps and bring technologies from the conceptual stage to the ready-to-be-tested stage of development.
For all projects, funding provided by NRCan will be allocated from the date of signature of contribution agreements until March 31, 2016, the project end date.
Since 2006, the Government of Canada has taken action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build a more sustainable environment through more than $10 billion in investments in green infrastructure, energy efficiency, clean energy technologies and the production of cleaner energy and cleaner fuels.
Projects Relating to WISE Members
Today's electric vehicles are limited by driving range and cost, both of which greatly depend on the electric vehicle's battery pack. The objective of this project is to develop advanced energy materials based on nanotechnology concepts for high energy density storage.
The objective of this project is to develop a commercially viable controller for the electricity distribution system in a remote community. The controller performance will be rigorously tested at the University of Toronto and on physical equipment to replicate a small remote electrical grid. The controller will be used to manage diesel and renewable generators, and storage for the most economical operation of the grid while also ensuring power quality. The project also includes thorough feasibility and system planning studies, in collaboration with the Kasabonika Lake First Nation community.
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