NGIF Invests in Kinitics Automation to Eliminate Methane Venting

OTTAWA, ON (June 02, 2021) Kinitics Automation has entered into a contribution agreement with NGIF Industry Grants, a division of NGIF Capital Corporation, after successfully completing its clean technologies funding competition. NGIF joins Emissions Reduction Alberta as a funding partner supporting the demonstration of the Kinitics Valve Actuator for zero-bleed valves at natural gas production facilities. This all-electric valve actuator is being …

NGIF Launches $5.5 Million Innovation Challenge Across the Natural Gas Value Chain

OTTAWA, ON (May 27, 2021) Today, NGIF Industry Grants, a division of NGIF Capital Corporation, launches a $5.5 million (CAD) funding competition to accelerate clean technology solutions across the natural gas value chain. This first of its kind challenge will invest in upstream, midstream, and downstream innovative solutions to address challenges in Canada’s natural gas industry with the goal of improving …

NGIF Expands to Commercialize Cleantech Startups for Canada’s Gas Industry

With the addition of new members to its team, a plug-and-play emissions testing centre, and the launch of its $35 million venture capital entity, NGIF is ready to support startups from concept to commercialization. NGIF announced the expansion of its leadership team, placing key staff members in strategic, new roles that align with the organization’s growth strategy. “We are focused …

New Energy Project Set to Revolutionize Water Treatment at Natural Gas Sites

 OTTAWA, ON (May 6, 2021) Geoscience BC and NGIF Industry Grants (a division of NGIF Capital Corporation) are supporting Saltworks Technologies Inc. to develop its AirBreather evaporator-crystallizer. Saltworks’ AirBreather Pilot uses excess heat from natural gas production to efficiently and effectively treat produced water on-site. The project will test its innovative evaporation system on saline (salty) produced water samples, collected from natural gas operations in the Montney Play in …

NGIF Stands Ready to Work with Government of Canada on Innovation Commitments

OTTAWA, ON (April 20, 2021) On Monday, April 19, 2021, the Government of Canada released its first budget in two years. Entitled A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth and Resilience, it advances several initiatives related to NGIF’s interests, including those on greenhouse gas intensity, energy efficiency, and cleantech innovation. “NGIF is a catalyst in the innovative, cleantech ecosystem. Given the …

NGIF Capital Corporation Announces Launch of Emissions Testing Centre with Support from Natural Resources Canada

CALGARY, AB (April 9, 2021) Today, NGIF Capital Corporation announces that the Canadian Gas Association (CGA) has entered into an agreement with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) to support the development of the NGIF Emissions Testing Centre (ETC) managed by NGIF Capital Corporation. The NGIF ETC will create a plug-and-play testing platform for both simulated emissions testing at the University of Calgary Energy Centre and live testing at …

NGIF Capital Corporation Announces $35M Cleantech Venture Fund for Canada’s Natural Gas Sector

OTTAWA, ON (April 1, 2021) NGIF Capital Corporation announces an agreement among investors to launch NGIF Cleantech Ventures. This new equity fund will invest in cleantech enterprises with solutions that lead to emissions reductions in existing natural gas production, transmission, distribution, storage or end-use applications; or through the production of renewable gases such as renewable natural gas (RNG) or hydrogen. …

Natural Gas Innovation Fund Welcomes Cutbank Dawson Gas Resources Ltd. as a Participating Investor to Support Cleantech for the Natural Gas Industry

OTTAWA, ON (March 4, 2021) Today, the Natural Gas Innovation Fund™ (NGIF) welcomes Cutbank Dawson Gas Resources Ltd. (CDGR) as a new participating investor supporting innovation and clean technology development for the natural gas sector. Cutbank Dawson Gas Resources Ltd. is a 100% subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation, based in Calgary, Alberta, which invests in the natural gas upstream development business …

The Natural Gas Innovation Fund Announces Funding to Support Hiller Truck Tech’s Dual Fuel Engine Technology to Reduce Air Emissions and Fuel Costs in the Heavy-Duty Vehicle Sector

OTTAWA, ON (February 2, 2021) The Natural Gas Innovation Fund (NGIF) announced today an investment of $250,000 in Hiller Truck Tech’s (HTT) dual-fuel engine technology for heavy-duty vehicles. During this one-year project, HTT will develop and demonstrate this technology to support the displacement of diesel fuel in heavy-duty vehicles with affordable, low-emission natural gas. HTT, headquartered in Ayr, Ontario, is …

The Natural Gas Innovation Fund Announces Funding to Support Carbon Upcycling Technologies’ Carbon-Dioxide Utilization Technology

OTTAWA, ON (January 13, 2021) The Natural Gas Innovation Fund (NGIF) announced today an investment of $200,000 in Carbon Upcycling Technologies’ (CUT) development and evaluation of a carbon-capture membrane unit. During this one-year project, CUT will design and commission this technology to evaluate its cost-effectiveness in removing carbon dioxide (CO2) from flue gas emissions. CUT, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, at …