Natural Gas Innovation Fund Launches $1.5 Million Cleantech Competition

May 09, 2019
Ottawa, Ontario

Today the Natural Gas Innovation Fund™ (NGIF) announced a $1.5 million funding call to advance cleantech solutions in three strategic focus areas – energy efficiency; renewable gases (including renewable natural gas and hydrogen); and carbon capture – for natural gas distribution and end use industry in Canada.

NGIF is accepting submissions to its intake stage for funding requests to support new technologies and innovative approaches in the above three identified focus areas. We will make up to $300,000 in non-dilutive funding available per project in Canada, representing as much as 33 per cent of a project’s eligible expenses. The competition is open for small to medium enterprises and technology development start-ups in Canada and globally.

Interested applicants should download the Applicant’s Guide online and submit their investor deck at [email protected] by June 17, 2019. More information on the Natural Gas Innovation Fund and how to apply can be found at www.ngif.ca.

NGIF, created by the Canadian Gas Association (CGA), supports 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.

NGIF’s distribution investors include ATCO Gas Ltd., Enbridge Gas Inc., FortisBC Energy Inc., Pacific Northern Gas Ltd., and SaskEnergy. NGIF’s producer investors include Birchcliff Energy Ltd., Canadian Natural Resources Limited, Chevron Canada Limited, Perpetual Energy Inc., PETRONAS Energy Canada Ltd., Shell Canada Energy, and Tourmaline Oil Corp.

Associated Links

Natural Gas Innovation Fund
Canadian Gas Association
NGIF LinkedIn
NGIF Twitter

For More Information:

Annik Aubry
Director, Communications and Social Media
Canadian Gas Association
613-748-0057 ext. 325
[email protected]