Investment Focus

The Natural Gas Innovation Fund™ will consider investment support for technologies across the natural gas value chain.

Cleantech Priorities in Gas

Upstream, Midstream & Downstream

End-use Air/Fuel Systems
Technologies on equipment design such as improving air/fuel mixing systems for natural gas burners.

Energy Efficiency
Advanced technologies that can increase the efficiency and performance of equipment, components, and or unit operations/processes to unlock GHG reduction and cost savings. Solutions are retrofits to the existing systems or a new system in itself.

Advance Natural Gas Recovery
Emerging clean technologies that can improve environmental performance and economics of natural gas assets and operating facilities.

Carbon Capture Storage
Next generation CO2 capture systems that leverage advanced materials and equipment (e.g. absorption, adsorption, membrane and cryogenic technologies) to reduce the cost of CO2 capture from natural gas combustion for a broader range of applications.

Digital Transformation
Enabling technologies including advanced sensors; advanced analytics; Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, machine learning, and block chain applications in the natural gas value chain.

Emissions Monitoring and Measurement
Advance emissions detection and measurement technologies including leak detections through local installations; aerial monitoring through satellite, aircraft, and drones.

Fuel Switching
Technologies that can enable end-use fuel displacement of carbon intensive fuels to natural gas, or renewable fuels

Heat and Power Generation
Clean technologies for heat and power generation along the entire natural gas value chain including combined heat and power (CHP); waste heat capture; natural gas engines and other applications that can reduce the emissions profile of natural gas.

LNG and micro-LNG
Technologies in LNG process optimization, re-liquefaction; floating storage, and re-gasification techniques.

Methane Venting, Flaring and Fugitive Emissions
Emerging technologies to reduce methane emissions including electrification of valve actuators; mobile air quality monitoring systems; methane gas detectors.

Renewable Natural Gas
Processes for clean-up of landfill gas to produce Renewable Natural Gas (RNG); RNG from wastewater, & from woody biomass;

Hydrogen
Renewable H2 production from electrolysis or other new process; advanced hydrogen fuel cell technologies.

Transportation
Technologies include advanced fuel-efficient engines with improved performance and market viability for medium and heavy-duty transportation systems; LNG/ hydrogen-powered vehicles and trains; effective fuel storage; LNG/CNG refueling stations.

Value Added Products
Conversion of CO2 or natural gas to produce synthetic fuels including methanol, ethanol and other fuels.

Water Management
Clean technologies in water treatment equipment, operation, and maintenance and can lower fresh water use.

Land Reclamation/Reuse
Advancement of projects that aim to reduce land disturbances and enable land reclamation for natural gas assets.