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November 29, 2023

Low Carbon Economy Challenge (LCEC)

Funding Opportunities

Offered by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), this new opportunity is for projects that help Canada reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

This funding opportunity are for projects requesting a minimum of $1,000,000 in federal funding through this intake and must not exceed $25,000,000.

Eligible Projects

Energy efficiency: 

  • Stationary equipment retrofits for energy efficiency
  • Mobile equipment retrofits for energy efficiency
  • Building envelope upgrades (insulation, windows, doors)
  • Heat recovery 

Fuel switching: 

  • Stationary equipment retrofits for fuel switching
  • Mobile equipment retrofits for fuel switching

Energy production: 

  • Clean electricity production for own use
  • Low-carbon fuel production for own use
  • Cogeneration or combined heat and power production (e.g., using low-carbon fuels, but not using fossil fuels)
  • District energy and/or heating

Non-energy related: 

  • Organics diversion
  • Landfill gas capture
  • Industrial process emissions changes
  • Industrial product use changes (e.g., refrigerants)

Carbon capture: 

  • Carbon capture and storage
  • Carbon capture and utilization (excluding enhanced oil recovery)

Applications are now being accepted.

Deadline to apply: February 8, 2024 at 8:00 pm (EST)

Government of Canada