The Natural Gas Innovation Fund™ (NGIF) was created by the Canadian Gas Association (CGA) to support the funding of cleantech innovation in the natural gas value chain. It seeks to fill a technology development gap in the sector and invests in innovation enabling natural gas solutions for current and emerging challenges facing Canada’s energy system.
We are funded by the natural gas industry. With access to pooled capital, leveraged intelligence and a combined backyard across Canada to field test innovation, the natural gas industry can select and advance cleantech projects led by startups and organizations with the right innovation for market uptake and commercial viability.
Why do natural gas entrepreneurs come to our Natural Gas Innovation Fund™?
We offer funding at different stages of the innovation cycle including research, demonstration and deployment of natural gas.
We offer our portfolio companies front line access to Canada’s natural gas utilities and industry, and through them, access to millions of natural gas users across Canada.
We offer portfolio companies access to technical and natural gas experience through our team and the team of our industry funders as we mentor our companies through the course of their funded project.
We offer our portfolio companies a field test environment that gives them exposure to producer industry staff, utility industry staff, and ultimately their customers (residential, commercial, and industrial).
What We Will Deliver
Through our investments, our goal is to advance the natural gas industry through innovation that delivers:
Improved Environmental Performance
By continuously improving air quality (reducing Nox, Sox, and particulate matter) and reducing GHG emissions (CO2, CH4).
Greater Affordability and Competitiveness
By lowering energy bills and increasing the availability of high efficiency, lower cost services.
Enhanced Safety and Resiliency
By a constant emphasis on integrity improvements.
We will achieve this through a diversified portfolio of investments, strategic partnerships and a trusted investment model.