The major objective of the Program is to conduct ‘real-world’ demonstration projects of innovative clean technologies and low carbon solutions in key sectors of Ontario’s economy, where there is high potential to achieve major GHG emission reductions.
BLOOM is responsible for managing this Program to support Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan and transition to a low carbon economy.
How Does the Program Work?
Grants are being provided on a 50:50 cost-share basis, up to a maximum of $150,000 per Project. A target of five to seven demonstration Projects will be funded. All Projects must be fully completed by March 15, 2019. Only Projects that are completed in Ontario are eligible for funding.
Who Can Apply?
Funding applications must be submitted by two Co-Applicants: a cleantech solution provider and an end-user customer ‘host’ that is representative of the sector.
Ideally, proposed Projects have strategic partners to support the roll-out and market adoption of the low carbon cleantech solution, following completion of the demonstration Project.
What Sectors are Eligible?
The demonstration Projects can be in any sector of Ontario’s economy where there is significant potential to reduce GHG emissions. Example sectors include:
- Food and Beverage Processing
- Call for funding applications: April 1, 2018
- Deadline for submitting funding applications: May 31, 2018
- Notification of selected Co-Applicants: June 30, 2018
This is an initiative of The Bloom Centre for Sustainability with support of the Government of Ontario.