September 3-10, 2007

SDTC invites preliminary applications for twelfth funding round

Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) has opened its latest call for Statements of Interest (SOIs) for its twelfth round of funding. The closing date for submissions is October 24, 2007.

SDTC supports late-stage development and pre-commercial demonstration of innovative clean technologies by Canadian companies. It is actively seeking applications for technology innovations that deliver clean water, clean soil, clean air and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Technologies that are designed to deal with more than one of these environmental issues simultaneously are encouraged, and applicants are invited to submit technological solutions in all areas of sustainable development.

The SOI is used for preliminary screening of technology projects and is subject to a competitive review process by SDTC and a panel of independent experts. Applications are evaluated on the basis of their fit with SDTC's mandate, adherence to selection criteria, and the quality of technology, marketing and business capabilities. Applicants presenting the most compelling technology projects will be invited back to submit a detailed, full proposal to be considered for funding.

To date, SDTC has allocated $279 million to 124 clean technology projects. An additional $670 million has been leveraged from project consortia members, for a total portfolio value of $949 million.

Applications for funding may be made only through the on-line SOI application system. Before submitting an application, applicants are advised to read the applications advice on the SDTC Web site, www.sdtc.ca, and to contact an applications manager to ensure a good fit (Sebastien Prince-Richard, 613/234 6313, ext 232, E-mail s.prince-richard@sdtc.ca, or Zoltan Tompa, ext 234 (same telephone number), E-mail z.tompa@sdtc.ca). Full details are available on the Funding section of the SDTC Web site.

SDTC has also released a series of SD Business Case(tm) reports. These documents outline priority investment areas for renewable electricity generation, renewable fuels for both biofuel and hydrogen, and for cleaner conventional fuels in the oil and gas sector. The SD Business Case reports represent only some of SDTC's areas of interest; they may be read on the Knowledge Centre of the SDTC Web site.

SDTC holds two rounds of funding each year. The next call for SOIs will open February 27, 2008.

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