Canada announces $11M in funding for energy innovation projects


The Government of Canada has announced $11M in funding for nine energy technology projects, which includes $2.5M that has been slated for small modular reactor research projects. The University of Alberta will receive $1.65M over three years for a project on additive manufacturing of materials for use in SMRs, while the University of Regina will receive $941K over three years to study long-term disposal strategies for wastes from SMRs in Saskatchewan. “I will continue to work with all partners to ensure Canada remains a global supplier of choice for clean energy in a net-zero world — ensuring a prosperous and clean future for Canadians from coast to coast to coast,” stated Federal Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Jonathan Wilkinson.

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