|May 23, 2007|
Call for environmental oil & gas technologies
|Calgary, Canada (GLOBE-Net) -- The Environmental Research Advisory Council Fund (ERAC) of the Petroleum Technology Research Centre (PTRC) has issued its latest call for funding applications for technologies that that offer practical, cost-effective solutions to environmental issues in the upstream oil and gas industry. |
ERAC is seeking applications for the 2008 funding cycle for projects that are of focused interest to industry. The Fund is part of the upstream oil and gas industry's Broad Industry Initiatives (BII) fund. BII funds are generated through an Alberta well levy, collected on behalf of CAPP and SEPAC by the Energy and Utilities Board (EUB).
The selection of projects for funding follows a close examination by a panel comprised of three Governors of CAPP and a Director of SEPAC. The selection criteria ensures the projects funded have an Alberta focus and that the Broad Industry Initiative (BII) funding mechanism is not the only source of funding for each initiative.
In 2007, ERAC provided over $1.2M for environmental research projects.
CAPP's priorities for 2008 are to identify cost effective ways to:
The call for funding applications can be found here.
For more information, also see the Framework and Process Model for Collaborative Environmental Research and Technology Development (R&D) in the Western Canadian Oil and Gas Industry (PDF).
The deadline for applications is: June 22, 2007