Alternative Renewable Fuels 'Plus' Research and Development Fund (Ontario, Canada)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Ontario|
|Name||Alternative Renewable Fuels 'Plus' Research and Development Fund (Ontario, Canada)|
|Policy Category||Financial Incentive|
|Policy Type||Grant Program|
|Implementing Sector|| State/Province
|Program Administrator||Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs|
|Applicable Jurisdiction|| Ontario, Canada
| Last Substantive Modification
|Information Source||NRCan ooee.nrcan.gc.ca|
In 2008, with the advent of OMAF and MRA's Bioeconomy-Industrial Uses research theme, the Alternative Renewable Fuels 'Plus' Development Fund (ARF) was consolidated with the New Directions Research Program. Therefore, Calls for Letters of Intent issued during the fiscal years of 2008-09 and 2009-10 through New Directions included ARF priorities.
Exploration of new markets and new uses for bioproducts, alternative renewable fuels and their co-products will contribute to the long term sustainability of Ontario's agri-food, energy and rural sectors. Investment in research will help position Ontario to take advantage of new technologies in these areas.
The Alternative Renewable Fuels 'Plus' Research and Development Fund is a discretionary, competitive research fund open to universities, research institutions, industry, governments, organizations or partnership networks. Applicants outside Ontario may also apply if they can demonstrate how the proposed research will provide significant benefits or a unique competitive advantage for Ontario's agri-food industry, energy sector and/or rural communities.
The objectives of the Alternative Renewable Fuels 'Plus' Research and Development Fund are to fund research that will:
Enable continuous improvement in the alternative renewable fuels industry products and processes; Promote agricultural value-added opportunities in the bioproducts and alternative renewable fuels industries in Ontario; and Assist alternative renewable fuels and biobased production facilities in Ontario to be major participants in these new worldwide markets. The application procedure involves a two stage process: Stage One involves the submission of a letter of intent; Stage Two involves the submission of a full proposal by invitation only to successful Stage One applicants.
The Call for Letters of Intent documents and submission information can be found on the Alternative Renewable Fuels 'Plus' Research and Development Fund website.
Funding for this program is provided by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and GreenField Ethanol (formerly Commercial Alcohols Inc.).
- 'Plus' in the fund name indicates the broadening of focus beyond alternative renewable fuels to include agricultural based bioproducts.
|Department||Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs|
|Division|| Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs