- Managing Carbon
- Funding Opportunities
- About CMC
Research is at the core of what we do. CMC is a national network with over 150 researchers at 27 Canadian universities and colleges. We work to create a highly collaborative environment to encourage bold thinking and world-class design. Currently we fund 36 research projects worth $18 million.
In June 2010, Carbon Management Canada completed its first round of funding and awarded $8.7 million to Canadian researchers. The 17 projects that were funded are varied and range from the development of more carbon efficient ways to recover bitumen to studying the storage of CO2 in underground reservoirs to examining a practical international regulatory framework for carbon management. More exotic microbial and geo-engineering technologies are also being examined as are the social drivers impacting policy, innovation and large-scale technology deployments. An 18th research project was funded under CMC’s Emergent Issues pocket.
In the fall of 2010, CMC issued its second call for proposals. A total of 52 submissions were received from Canadian researchers. After a robust international peer review process, CMC allocated funds to 18 of these proposals for a total of $10 million.
On November 15, 2011, Carbon Management Canada announced a call for proposals for its third round of research funding. This call emphasized research that has the potential to have major impact on greenhouse gas emissions from the upstream fossil fuel industry and from large stationary emitters. In 2012, a total of $22 million was awarded to eight new research projects. CMC now funds research in the fossil energy, mining and cement industries.