Description of Figure 1
Figure 1 is a seven row table showing the logic model for the Clean Energy Systems for Industry Sub-Activity.
- The top row, labelled list the objectives, which are: To work with industry in the improvement and development of industrial processes and technologies that will increase energy efficiency and reduce industrial air emissions (i.e., criteria air contaminants (CAC) and greenhouse gases (GHG), while ensuring that Canadian industry remains productive and competitive.
- The second row is labelled “resources” and shows three boxes side-by-side in the row listing the three funding programs for the sub-activity. These are the Program of Energy Research and Development (PERD), Climate Change Technology and Innovation Initiative (CCTII or T&I), and ecoENERGY Technology Initiative (ecoETI).
- The third row is labelled Programs/Activities and for each of the funding programs in the row above lists the activities.
- For PERD: Funding of S&T projects to advance the clean and efficient use of energy by industry in the following research areas: Advanced Process and Technology Integration; Advanced Industrial Combustion; and Transformative Technologies
- For CCTII: Funding of S&% projects aimed at reducing Canadian GHG emissions in the following sectors: iron and steel; mining and smelting; cement and lime; pulp and paper; chemical production; petroleum refining; and other manufacturing.
- For ecoETI: Funding of S&T projects aimed at reducing Canadian GHG emissions and CACs in the following sectors: iron and steel; mining and smelting; cement and lime; pulp and paper; chemical production; petroleum refining; and other manufacturing.
- The fourth row lists the sub-activity outputs. These are:
- Joint identification with industry partners of promising technologies and target areas; and
- Scientific and technical knowledge of new and/or improved technologies, systems and approaches (as exemplified by tools, models, databases, designs, studies, publications, methods, bench-scale technology, field trials, equipment development)
- The fifth row lists the four immediate outcomes of the sub-activity, which are expected to flow directly from the activity areas:
- Industry partners collaborate in the development of S&T knowledge, technology/systems/approaches;
- Partner funding is leveraged through government investment in clean energy research;
- Expanded knowledge base of energy efficiency and emissions reduction; and
- Increased collaboration between industry, research institutions, and government partners.
- The sixth row lists the two intermediate outcomes of the sub-activity which are expected to be achieved as a result of the immediate outcomes:
- Adoption of energy-efficient and emission-reducing technologies by industry
- Increased Canadian capacity for the development and implementation of energy-efficient processes
- The seventh row lists the three long-term outcomes of the sub-activity which are expected to flow from the intermediate outcomes:
- Industrial processes are more energy efficient;
- Reduced CACs and GHG emissions by industry;
- Increased competitiveness of Canadian industry
On the right hand side of the chart there is a feedback-loop indicating that it may take several iterations of collaborative projects that result in increased knowledge before the research is mature enough to lead to intermediate outcomes, such as the adoption of energy efficient and emission-reducing technologies by industry.
Description of Figure 2
Figure 2A shows the breakdown of annual contributions to CESI projects between NRCan and Non-NRCan contributions for each year of the period 2006-07 to 2010-11. The graph shows that total annual contributions to CESI projects have decreased steadily over this period. In 2006-07 NRCan contribution to projects was approximately $8 million, while non-NRCan contributions were approximately $4 million, for a total of approximately $12 million. By 2008-09, total contributions from all sources were $8.3 million with about $5.5 million coming from NRCan. By 2010-11 total contributions were $5.8 million and NRCan’s contribution of that was just above the $4.2 million mark.
Figure 2B shows this same decreasing trend but provides the breakdown of annual contributions to CESI projects by type of contribution: $ or in-kind. In 2006-07, almost $9.5 million of the total $12 million contribution was in the form of cash, while the remaining was in the form of in-kind contribution. By 2008-09 cash contributions of just under $7 million and in-kind contributions just above $1.3 million made up the total $8.3 million. By 2010-11, of the total $5.8 million, $4.5 million was cash and $1.3 million was in-kind.