TORONTO, July 26, 2018 /CNW/ - Clean growth is essential for Canada's transportation system – to meet our emission reduction targets, grow our economy, and build resilience to a changing climate. The Government of Canada is committed to protecting air quality and ensuring Canadians have healthy communities in which to live, work and raise their families.
To achieve this, Transport Canada established the Clean Rail Academic Grant Program. The program provides funding to support academic research programs that are developing technologies and practices to reduce air emissions from the rail sector.
The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, on behalf of the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, today announced an investment of $25,000 for a University of Toronto project called Hydrail for Clean Rail Transport. The project aims to support the production of clean, zero emissions hydrogen fuel for use in rail transport.
"I am pleased that we are taking concrete action to a cleaner, more innovative economy that reduces emissions and protects the environment. Our clean transportation efforts will achieve emission reductions, improve human health, and provide environmental benefits, while supporting clean growth and generating jobs for Canadians. We will all benefit by reducing rail emissions and by supporting research of new and emerging technologies."
The Honourable Marc Garneau
Minister of Transport
"Clean technologies are a key component of Canada's approach to promoting sustainable economic growth. Projects like these help communities play a leading role in transforming Canada into a low-carbon economy, reducing rail emissions and generating jobs for Canadians that will allow our children and grandchildren to prosper and provide for their families."
The Honourable Chrystia Freeland
Minister of Foreign Affairs
- The Clean Rail Academic Grant Program provides funding to support academic research programs that are developing new technologies and practices that reduce air emissions from the rail sector.
- Under Round 5 of the Program, 10 research projects will receive a grant of up to $25,000.
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SOURCE Transport Canada
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