Emission Reduction Alberta Announces $40 Million ERA Methane Challenge

Emission Reduction Alberta (ERA) opened a $40 Million Methane Challenge that calls for technology proposals to address significant methane emissions across Alberta. ERA is offering up to $5 million in funding per winning project.  Technology applications may originate from anywhere in the world.  

To qualify, submissions must address significant methane emissions across Alberta’s sectors, including agriculture, mining, oil and gas, waste management and others. Types of emissions sources may include, but are not limited to, point-source emissions (e.g. concentrated methane leaks from a small opening), diffuse-source/non-point-source emissions (e.g. emissions over a large area), distributed-source emissions (e.g. small quantities from a large number of distributed sources) and intermittent/variable emissions. The size of opportunity and potential for widespread methane reductions will be taken into consideration during ERA’s evaluation and project selection.

More application guidance can be found at http://eralberta.ca/apply-docs/era-methane-guidance.pdf.

The deadline for application is December 15, 2016, at 5:00 PM MST.  This call for proposals has a $40 Million dollar total envelope. 

For more information, visit http://eralberta.ca/apply/.