- Managing Carbon
- Funding Opportunities
- About CMC
Research is at the core of what we do. CMC is a national network with over 150 researchers at 27 Canadian universities and colleges. We work to create a highly collaborative environment to encourage bold thinking and world-class design. Currently we fund 36 research projects worth $18 million.
In June 2010, Carbon Management Canada completed its first round of funding and awarded $8.7 million to Canadian researchers. The 17 projects that were funded are varied and range from the development of more carbon efficient ways to recover bitumen to studying the storage of CO2 in underground reservoirs to examining a practical international regulatory framework for carbon management. More exotic microbial and geo-engineering technologies are also being examined as are the social drivers impacting policy, innovation and large-scale technology deployments. An 18th research project was funded under CMC’s Emergent Issues pocket.
In the fall of 2010, CMC issued its second call for proposals. A total of 52 submissions were received from Canadian researchers. After a robust international peer review process, CMC allocated funds to 18 of these proposals for a total of $10 million.
On November 15, 2011, Carbon Management Canada announced a call for proposals for its third round of research funding. This call emphasized research that has the potential to have major impact on greenhouse gas emissions from the upstream fossil fuel industry and from large stationary emitters.
The deadline for proposals was February 15, 2012. CMC is currently reviewing proposals and expects to allocate around $7.5 million to this call.
It is expected that successful proposals will display innovative and game-changing approaches that are more than incremental enhancements of traditional approaches. Researchers working on exciting early stage work that may be too preliminary to warrant a multi-year fully networked proposal are encouraged to submit for smaller ‘starter’ funding amounts to facilitate early background work that may lead to high value research areas.