NRCan – Energy Innovation Program – Carbon capture, utilization and storage RD&D Call – Storage & Transportation Focus Area – Full Application

Environment, Energy and Natural Resources


Academic Unit: inquire with unit

Memorial Deadline: Monday 16th, October 2023

External Deadline: Monday 23rd, October 2023


RIS will be offering support with application development for this opportunity. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Jennifer Stevens ( early during the development process to discuss the services available to them.

Please note:  Upon review of the EOI, selected applicants will be invited to the full proposal stage.

Budget 2021 provided $319 million in funding over seven years for research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) to advance the commercial viability of carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) technologies.

Delivering on the Budget 2021 commitment, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has planned a number of calls to support CCUS RD&D over the next several years. To that end, under the Energy Innovation Program (EIP), NRCan launched the CCUS Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED) studies call and selected projects for funding in April 2022, and launched an RD&D call in July 2022.

The CCUS RD&D call will support a suite of focus areas: Capture (closed for intake), Storage and Transportation (open until April 17, 2023), and Utilization (expected to open in Fall 2023)

With vast potential storage resources that are estimated to provide hundreds of years’ worth of capacity, Canada is well-placed to lead activities and develop solutions that advance innovation in CO2 storage. While large-scale storage has been demonstrated at various sites in Canada, such as the Quest, Glacier CCS, and Aquistore injection sites, it is anticipated that 95% of all captured CO2 will need to be permanently stored to achieve net-zero emissions.

Some of the current key barriers in advancing CCUS projects across Canada are directly linked with CO2 storage and transportation, and related data, technology and regulatory gaps. NRCan recognizes that there is a need to address these gaps to advance the capacity to permanently store CO2 in sites with significant injectivity and pore space, to develop new storage potential in high-emitting regions that do not currently have identified capacity and options or in regions that are not yet well characterized, and to support the CCS regulatory framework.

More details can be found here.

Funding Sources

National Research Council of Canada (NRC)

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: September 8, 2023