Coal and CO2 Capture & Storage

 

Fossil fuels, such as coal, are the most common source of energy for powering industrial plants and processes in the world. While these fuels are recognized as an important strategic resource for Canada, there is a growing need to improve their environmental performance. Scientists at Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) are leading the research and development of a diverse set of innovative technologies that will make fossil fuel combustion cleaner and contribute to the sustainable use of these resources. We work in a variety of research areas and strive to make power generation and other industrial processes more environmentally sustainable through increased efficiency and by reducing associated harmful emissions. Faced with the issues of climate change and other environmental concerns, the cutting-edge clean energy technologies being developed at NRCan will allow Canada to maintain its economic competitiveness while taking a leading role in protecting the environment.

CCS Research Facilities at NRCan

Research Facilities at NRCanWhile leading the research and development of CO2 capture technologies, CanmetENERGY is also involved in funding and collaborative research in the following areas of CO2 storage: CO2 injection; monitoring, measurement, and verification; CO2 storage sites and opportunities; storage integrity; and capacity estimation through the Technology & Innovation program, PERD, the ecoENERGY Technology Initiative, and other funding programs.

Information: Funding, Grants and Incentives

The Federal Government of Canada manages several Funding, Grants and Incentive programs

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