The Government of Canada has launched a call for proposals for clean fuels projects led by Indigenous businesses and communities.
The dedicated Indigenous Call for Project Proposals, part of the CAD$1.5 billion (£0.87bn) Clean Fuels Fund, targets new production and feasibility projects at a commercial scale and in advanced stages of readiness.
Projects eligible for consideration include production of clean liquid or gaseous fuels such as hydrogen, advanced ethanol and renewable diesel, with selected projects expected to enable emissions reductions whilst benefitting indigenous communities, leveraging private sector investments, creating jobs and improving gender and diversity in the clean fuels sector.
Feasibility and front-end engineering design studies can receive up to 75% of eligible costs to a maximum of CAD$5 million (£2.9m), while production projects may receive support of up to 50% of total eligible costs to a maximum of CAD$150 million (£87m) each.
Applications will be accepted until funding is no longer available.
Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources said: “Indigenous businesses are bringing forward innovative solutions in the clean fuels space. Our government is partnering with them on these innovative projects to make Canada a global supplier of choice for clean fuels.”