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Program Overview

The Alberta Bio Future (ABF) program encourages strategic alliances between businesses and academic, research and government institutions. These alliances must focus on novel or enhanced bio-industrial products and technologies. The main purpose of this program is to utilize Alberta’s biomass and create a market that is competitive, profitable and efficient. Undoubtedly, the bio-industrial sector remains untapped, this program allows businesses the ability to enter the industry with more wealth of knowledge, by partnering with other institutions you will be better prepared to mitigate challenges.

In particular, the ABF Opportunities program is relevant for companies who would not be able to conduct their projects in a timely manner without funding. This is especially important for companies who are transitioning from research to commercialization but don’t have the financial means to do so efficiently, while also being in a time-sensitive position.

Eligible Companies

Applications must be submitted by:

  • Researchers based in Alberta, and researchers elsewhere conducting projects with
    a benefit to Alberta, or
  • Operating companies or industry groups based in Alberta.

Eligible Projects

Projects must:
• Be completed by December 31, 2020

  • Have the project work carried out primarily in Alberta.
    • Have a direct application to the bio-industrial sector. (Note: Bioindustrial products exclude food, feed or pharma products in this sub-program.)
    • Develop bio-industrial products and bio-industrial technologies that use renewable,
    sustainable biomass, with a focus on agriculture and forestry biomass, produced or available in Alberta.
    • Focus on developments leading to a competitive advantage for Alberta companies or other direct benefits to Alberta.
    • Engage a project team with demonstrated competence, experience, and the organizational capacity to successfully complete the project.

Eligible Expenditures

  1. Salary (one-time)
  2. External Consultants
  3. Travel
  4. Equipment
  5. Materials/Supplies

Funding

Funding for approved full proposals will be established on a per-company basis based on your needs.

Application Deadline

Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2019.

 

For assistance in preparing your submission and to position your application for approval contact EVAMAX Group to help you with the process.

 

 

 

Program Overview

The Alberta Bio Future (ABF) program encourages strategic alliances between businesses and academic, research and government institutions. These alliances must focus on novel or enhanced bio-industrial products and technologies. The main purpose of this program is to utilize Alberta’s biomass and create a market that is competitive, profitable and efficient. Undoubtedly, the bio-industrial sector remains untapped, this program allows businesses the ability to enter the industry with more wealth of knowledge, by partnering with other institutions you will be better prepared to mitigate challenges.

In particular, the ABF Opportunities program is relevant for companies who would not be able to conduct their projects in a timely manner without funding. This is especially important for companies who are transitioning from research to commercialization but don’t have the financial means to do so efficiently, while also being in a time-sensitive position.

Eligible Companies

Applications must be submitted by:

  • Researchers based in Alberta, and researchers elsewhere conducting projects with
    a benefit to Alberta, or
  • Operating companies or industry groups based in Alberta.

Eligible Projects

Projects must:
• Be completed by December 31, 2020

  • Have the project work carried out primarily in Alberta.
    • Have a direct application to the bio-industrial sector. (Note: Bioindustrial products exclude food, feed or pharma products in this sub-program.)
    • Develop bio-industrial products and bio-industrial technologies that use renewable,
    sustainable biomass, with a focus on agriculture and forestry biomass, produced or available in Alberta.
    • Focus on developments leading to a competitive advantage for Alberta companies or other direct benefits to Alberta.
    • Engage a project team with demonstrated competence, experience, and the organizational capacity to successfully complete the project.

Eligible Expenditures

  1. Salary (one-time)
  2. External Consultants
  3. Travel
  4. Equipment
  5. Materials/Supplies

Funding

Funding for approved full proposals will be established on a per-company basis based on your needs.

Application Deadline

Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2019.

 

For assistance in preparing your submission and to position your application for approval contact EVAMAX Group to help you with the process.

 

 

 

Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) provides funding for clean technology development and demonstration projects (i.e., when project is past the proof-of-concept stage but has not been commercialized) through SD Tech Fund (SDTF).

SDTC evaluates projects on the basis of environmental benefits, strength of technology innovation, Technology Readiness Level (TRL), Management capability, Business plan and commercialization plan, Financial strength.

 

Funding Type:

The funding is a non-repayable contribution.

SD Tech Fund typically provides:

  • Funding of up to 33% of eligible projects costs.
  • An average contribution of $2 million to $4 million, with funds disbursed over the life of the project up to a five-year period.

 

Eligible Activities:

The project must have the potential for one of the following:

  • GHG emissions reductions,
  • Reductions in water consumption,
  • Reduction of water, soil or air contamination.

 

To be funded through SDTF, a project:

  • Must fund at least 25% of its eligible costs privately.
  • Cannot receive more than 75% of its eligible costs from other government funding sources.
  • At least 50% of its eligible project costs incurred within Canada.
  • Enter the commercialization phase within 1-5 years;

 

Eligible Costs:

  • Salaries and Contractor costs related to the project;
  • Field testing services and feasibility studies;
  • Supplies and equipment;
  • Laboratory and field supplies and materials;
  • Travel and conference expenses;
  • Print, production, and translation services,
  • Shipping costs (incl. customs fees);
  • Data collection services; and
  • Communication and distribution costs.

 

Who can apply?

  • Be a Canadian business;
  • Have a defined project and demonstrate pre-commercial technology.
  • Have a strong market potential for the technology.
  • Own the IP right to the technology; and
  • Be able to enter a legally-binding agreement with at least two other consortium partners.

 

Deadline:

This program has an open intake, however SDTC has a multi-step evaluation process: Phase 1 is the Initial Project Review; Phase 2 is the Full Project Review; Phase 3 is the Funding Approval

 

For assistance in preparing your submission and to position your application for approval contact EVAMAX Group to help you with the process. You may also email us at info@evamax.com or call 1-877-711-7733

 

 

Program Overview

The GreenON Food Manufacturing program supports Ontario food and beverage processors. The program helps to accelerate greenhouse gas pollution reductions by enhancing the efficient use of inputs, processing, and outputs in the food and beverage processing sector.

Program Benefits

GreenON aims to improve competitiveness and gain access to greenhouse gas emission reduction technologies. This program shortens the pay-back period for implementing innovation that reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Processors can demonstrate corporate social responsibility by being early adopters of greenhouse gas emission reduction technologies.

Who Qualifies

Food and/or Beverage Manufacturers: i.e. any established company that is a manufacturer and is currently directly involved in the transformation of agricultural commodities, food, or beverage in Ontario.

OR

Feed Manufacturers: any established company that is a manufacturer and is directly involved in the production of agri-based bio-products in Ontario may meet the eligibility criteria.

Only projects that are undertaken in Ontario food and beverage processing facilities can qualify for funding.

Funding

Two funding streams are available under the GreenON Food Manufacturing program:

  • Retrofit Stream – Reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution through the adoption of proven technologies such as retrofits to improve energy, water, and resource efficiency. The program reimburses 35% of eligible cost of the project up to a maximum of $500, 000.
  • Innovation Stream – Support projects that reduce GHG pollution through the adoption and demonstration of technologies that are lesser known to the food and beverage processing sector in Ontario. The program reimburses 75% of eligible cost of the project up to a maximum of $1,000,000.

Eligible Activities & Expenditures

  1. Capital Expenses (data collection equipment, publications, etc.)
  2. Travel and Living – Domestic
  3. Salaries & Benefits
  4. Operating Expenses (professional fees, office supplies, etc.)

Deadline

This program accepts applications between April 30 and July 3rd, 2018.  Get aFREE consultation.

 

(This program has been canceled now by the Ontario Government. You may want to check the grants and funding news.) For assistance in preparing your submission and to position your application for approval contact EVAMAX Group to help you with the process.