Canada’s Green Future

The Future is Green

The global economy is moving toward a greener future and Canada is working to keep pace. Natural Resources Canada wants to increase the creation and adoption of clean technologies in key sectors of the Canadian economy: energy, mining and forestry.

You’re probably already using clean technology in your day-to-day life. For example, programmable thermostats that maximize efficiency and off-peak energy usage are saving Canadians money on their heating bills, while helping to prevent carbon emissions. Similarly, Canadian industries will benefit from adopting more clean tech.

See how Canadian innovators are changing our future


Enhanced Modified VAPour EXtraction

$9.93 Million for Oil and Gas Clean Technologies

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MEG Energy Corp aims to cut down steam generation, a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, through employing eMVAPEX technology to produce bitumen at a higher rate. eMVAPEX technology anticipates up to a 70 % increase in bitumen production, achieving sustainable cost savings and minimizing environmental impact to land, air and water.

Location: Conklin, Alberta
Investment: $9,933,000
Funding Program: Oil and Gas Clean Technologies
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InnoTech Alberta, Carbon Conversion

$9.77 Million for Carbon Capture, Storage and Use

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InnoTech Alberta is working to turn carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions into usable products through testing in a specialized research facility. The goal is to determine the possibility of creating products such as building materials, alternative fuels and commercial goods from CO2 feedstock. As the result of this project, emissions will be reduced, technologies will advance, and local jobs will be created in the surrounding community.

Location: Calgary, Alberta
Investment: $9,770,000
Funding Program: Carbon Capture, Storage and Use

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Clean Resources Programs and Information

Natural Resources Canada has a number of programs aimed at helping Canadian clean tech companies and entrepreneurs succeed.


Forestry Innovation and Bioeconomy
Get more information on programs that support innovation and bioeconomy in Canada’s forestry sector.

Women in Cleantech challenge
Are you a woman with a cleantech idea? Apply to our $1 million challenge!

Clean Growth Hub
Looking for funding or support for your clean technology project? Get advice from our team of experts who can help you find and understand programs and services that may be right for you.


Generation Energy
The conversation of a generation! See what Canadians had to say about our clean energy future.

Reducing Diesel
We’re reducing reliance on diesel fuel in Canada’s remote, northern and Indigenous communities.

Electric vehicle
Get more information on programs to support the deployment of electric vehicle chargers as well as natural gas and hydrogen refuelling stations.


Green Jobs
Do you want to be an intern or hire an intern to work in science, technology, engineering and math? Find out how to apply now.

Clean Growth Program
Looking for funding for your company’s clean tech idea? Start here.

Green Infrastructure
Find out how NRCan is accelerating next-generation clean energy infrastructure.

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