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


Investing in Cleantech to Transform Quebec Pulp Mill

$1.89M through Clean Energy Innovation Program

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The Government of Canada invested $1.89 million in funding to accelerate the development of innovative technologies to reduce fossil fuel consumption and decrease greenhouse gas emissions at Domtar's Windsor mill.

The project aims to transform woody biomass into value-added bio-products — including advanced biofuels — leading to increased energy efficiency at the mill.

Location: Windsor, Quebec
Investment: $1.89 million
Funding Program: Clean Energy Innovation Program
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Packaging a Solution

$188,000 for IFIT


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Natures Affinity has developed Biobinder, a new Canada-based technology that adds strength and water-resistance to pulp materials to meet special product and packaging needs in the horticultural and produce industries. Biobinder is made entirely from recovered plant components and is USDA certified as 100% biobased. With this project, Natures Affinity aims to replace petroleum-based materials, such as plastic horticultural pots and packaging, with its innovative tech that combines natural chemistry with nanotechnology. Biobinder will deliver economic benefits to the community and the surrounding region.

Location: Ontario
Investment: $188,000
Funding Program: Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT)
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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.


Canadian Emissions Reduction Innovation Network (CERIN)
Alberta Innovates and Natural Resources Canada are looking for proposals from companies and organizations across Canada to support technology testing infrastructure and the national coordination of expertise to accelerate the development, validation and deployment of technologies that reduce oil and gas sector emissions. Find out how to apply.

Electricity Infrastructure
Find out how NRCan is working with industry and provinces to support new, clean electricity generation and transmission.

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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