Government of Canada and SDTC announce new technology for Clean Transportation

DOLBEAU-MISTASSINI, QC, June 19, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, on behalf of the Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, today announced funding of $2.2 million for a clean technology project in Dolbeau-Mistassini, Quebec. The funding will support Sysgaz Inc.'s development of a technology that can transform methane gas collected from landfills into renewable liquefied natural gas (R-LNG). The funding was provided through Sustainable Development Technology Canada's (SDTC) SD Tech Fund™.

Sysgaz Inc. has developed an all-in-one solution that integrates three proprietary technologies — an innovative landfill gas capture and measurement system, a gas upgrading system and a compact and energy-efficient cryogenic system — into a single plant to produce R-LNG. This project is important to the industrial and transport sectors as this renewable fuel will be used to fuel off-road equipment and heavy-duty trucks. When compared with diesel, the use of R-LNG could enable a 90 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, creating a healthier, more sustainable environment.

Quick Facts

  • SDTC's SD Tech Fund™ has supported 285 projects with $740 million allocated by the federal government.
  • The global demand for energy is expected to grow by about one-third over the next 25 years.
  • The SD Tech Fund™ supports projects that address climate change, air quality, clean water and clean soil, providing solutions to key Canadian industries that increase efficiency and enhance environmental responsibility.
  • In Budget 2013, the Government of Canada provided an additional $325 million over eight years to SDTC for continuing to support the development and demonstration of new, clean technologies that create efficiencies for businesses and contribute to sustainable economic development.

Quotes

"Our Government is positioning Canada as a global leader in the clean technology sector by supporting innovative projects aimed at producing and using energy in cleaner and more efficient ways. The project being announced today clearly demonstrates our government's commitment to protecting our environment and building our economy."

The Honourable Denis Lebel

Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

"The project announced today is a great example of the Canadian clean tech initiatives and true entrepreneurship that drive SDTC's portfolio. By supporting these innovative technologies, SDTC is investing in efficiency and environmental performance, which translates into a cleaner environment. We look forward to working with Sysgaz Inc. to get their product to market successfully."

Jane Pagel
Acting CEO of Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)

"We are very proud to be an SDTC funding recipient, as we feel it is the most important clean tech fund in Canada. With this $2.2-million support, Sysgaz will be able to perform the demonstration of its new all-in-one solution that transforms multiple methane gas sources into renewable liquefied natural gas (R-LNG). This project will significantly contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the industrial and transportation sectors."

Charles Tremblay
President, Sysgaz Inc.

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SOURCE Natural Resources Canada

For further information: Media may contact: Alexandra Lemieux, Office of the Minister of Natural Resources, 613-996-2007; Media Relations, Natural Resources Canada, 613-992-4447; Kelly Crowe, Communications, SDTC, 613-234-6303 ext. 243; The general public may contact: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. EDT, Telephone: 613-995-0947, TTY: 613-996-4397 (teletype for the hearing-impaired), E-mail: questions@nrcan.gc.ca

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