The TargetGHG Collaborative Technology Development Program is intended for Ontario-based SMEs to develop and demonstrate new and innovative technologies that have strong potential to result in significant, verifiable and sustainable GHG emissions reductions in Ontario, Canada and globally. The SMEs are required to develop Consortium Partnerships which may include industrial large emitters, other SMEs, large enterprises and academic institutions.
Applications may be for development and demonstration of innovative technologies in the following strategic investment areas, including and not limited to:
- Industrial Point Source: Technologies in this area involve reducing GHG emissions through more sustainable approaches at industrial production sites.
- Examples: replacement of combustion based thermal process with non-combustion primary energy conversion, energy efficiency technologies applied to LFE processes, technologies that increase yield and output per unit of energy input, technologies that reduce the consumption of process chemicals or other inputs or enable closed loop unit operations.
- Value Chain: Technologies in this area involve reducing GHG emissions through more sustainable approaches through industrial value chain.
- Examples: more efficient forms of transport for freight and materials, displacement of high GHG-intensity feedstocks, valorization of process by-products, capture and utilization of waste-heat, conversion of waste to energy and others.
- Carbon Capture and Utilization: New and innovative uses of carbon dioxide.
- Examples: cost effective capture and valorization of CO₂ using energy efficient pathways such as sequestration in long lived products such as cement and other building materials or catalytic or biological shifting of CO₂ to higher value products like liquid fuels, chemical building blocks for commodity materials etc.
More details on the TargetGHG Collaborative Technology Program.