August 28, 2006

SDTC launches tenth funding round with call for SOIs

OTTAWA, ONT-Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), is inviting applications for its tenth round of funding. The closing date for submissions is October 11, 2006. This initial application (Statement of Interest, or SOI) stage is designed to give SDTC a sense of the proposed technologies for preliminary screening. SDTC is actively seeking applications for technologies oriented to clean water and clean soil, and continues to look for technologies related to clean air and climate change. Of greatest interest are technologies offering benefits in more than one focus area. In the nine preceding SOI calls since April 2002, SDTC has received 1,170 submissions from more than 2,900 companies and organizations, representing $9.7 billion of clean technology project potential. To date, SDTC has allocated $217 million to 97 clean technology projects. An additional $560 million has been leveraged from project consortia members, for a total portfolio value of $777 million. SDTC also recently released the first in a series of reports, Renewable Electricity Generation 'SD Business Case'(tm), which outlines specific investment priority areas, including biofuels, wind, solar power, and stationary fuel cells. Applications for technologies in these areas are of particular interest as well. The report may be viewed on the SDTC Web site, www.sdtc.ca/en/knowledge/business_case.htm. More information about the application process is available from Sheila Schindel at SDTC, 613/234-6313, ext 232, E-mail s.schindel@sdtc.ca, or on-line at www.sdtc.ca/en/funding/advice/soi_application.htm.

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