The Natural Gas Innovation Fund Receives Collaborative Trendsetter Award

June 14, 2019
Calgary, Alberta
Natural Gas Innovation Fund

Today the Natural Gas Innovation Fund™ (NGIF) proudly announces that it is the recipient of the Collaborative Trendsetter Award, presented in Calgary, AB Tuesday, June 11 at The Global Petroleum Show Gala.

The Collaborative Trendsetter Award, selected by the Global Petroleum Show’s judging panel, is designed to recognize operators who are leading the charge, pushing the envelope, refining industry level performance, driving technology innovation and collaboration within the oil and gas industry.

An industry-led, industry-funded, granting organization seeking to accelerate cleantech innovation in the production, transmission, distribution and end-use of natural gas, NGIF is cutting new ground in Canada’s energy marketplace. This recognition will help raise the profile for NGIF’s work. Showing how the full natural gas value chain can deliver environmental performance while offering affordable market solutions.


“It was less than three years ago the Natural Gas Innovation Fund was an idea on a whiteboard and today the Global Petroleum Show’s judging panel of senior leaders from government, the oil and gas industry, multinationals and start-ups picked our fund as award winner. We are both excited and humbled from this recognition that communicates the power of collaboration from our industry investors.

John Adams, Managing Director, Natural Gas Innovation Fund

“The Canadian Gas Association congratulates NGIF on this well-deserved win. CGA and its members started NGIF less than three years ago with the intention of advancing innovation in Canada’s natural gas industry. We believe NGIF has become a key player in energy innovation in a very short time – this award demonstrates that.”

Timothy M. Egan, President and CEO, Canadian Gas Association

About NGIF:

NGIF is an industry-led, industry-funded, granting organization created by the Canadian Gas Association that seeks to accelerate cleantech innovation in the production, transmission, distribution and end-use of natural gas. In so doing, we aim to improve the environmental and economic performance of all in the sector. Our belief is that affordable, reliable, environmentally sound natural gas is a foundational fuel for Canada’s long-term well-being.

About CGA 

The Canadian Gas Association (CGA) is the voice of Canada’s natural gas distribution industry and its members are distribution companies, transmission companies, equipment manufacturers and other service providers.  Natural gas has a central place in Canada’s energy mix meeting 35 per cent of the country’s energy needs.  Today, over 7 million customers representing two-thirds of Canadians rely on natural gas for heat and power in homes, apartments, buildings, businesses, hospitals and schools.

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Media Information:
Annik Aubry
Director, Communications and Social Media
Canadian Gas Association

Fund Information:
John Adams
Managing Director
Natural Gas Innovation Fund
613 748 0057