Natural Resources Canada has donated GHGSat $ 453,993 to showcase their hybrid aircraft system in support of the advancement of future clean technologies.
The announcement was made at the GLOBE Forum 2022 by the Honorable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources. About $ 12 million was donated to seven companies.
- $ 453,993 i GHGSat Inc. in Montney, British Columbia, to show GHGSat’s satellite-aircraft hybrid system that provides the same annual methane leak mitigation compared to optical gas imaging (OGI), while detecting major leaks at least three times Faster, everything at 25 percent lower. users.
- $ 4,583,000 i Canfor Pulp Limited in Prince George, British Columbia, to carry out a preliminary engineering study to support a biomass in a low -cost biofuel plant, where it will produce advanced biofuels that can be used as a water transport fuel;
- $ 2,000,000 i Saltworks Technologies Inc. in Vancouver, British Columbia, to promote the introduction of a desalination technology to save water from conventional oil production;
- $ 1,852,941 i ArcelorMittal Dofasco in Hamilton, Ontario, to demonstrate the potential for using biocarbon in a furnace that supports future technology demonstration at the ArcelorMittal Dofasco plant;
- $ 1,601,950 per University of Toronto at TorontoOntario, to develop an electrocatalytic carbon dioxide (CO2) conversion technology, which can convert captured CO2 into low -density synthetic methane (CH4) using clean electricity and water;
- $ 1,160,587 per University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, to make progressive advances in thermochemical processes to produce fresh natural gas from forest wastes; a
- $ 700,000 i Applied Quantum Materials Inc. in Edmonton, Alberta, to replace conventional glass windows with luminescent solar concentrators to generate electrical power.
Stephane Germain, President and CEO, GHGSat said “The GHGSat satellite and aircraft technology has been certified in the United States and around the world, and this project provides an opportunity to prove its performance in Canada. We are proud to work with NRCan, the Natural Gas Innovation Fund and Sustainable Development Technology Canada on this project. “
GHGSat received its funding under the Energy Innovation Program (EIP), which provides $ 24 million annually for the advancement of clean energy technologies to help Canada achieve its transformation goals. while supporting the transition to a low -income economy. It grants research, development and demonstration programs and other related scientific activities. “