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NGen launches a $100M sustainable manufacturing challenge

March 20, 2024
By Canadian Manufacturing

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HAMILTON — On Mar. 20, NGen announced that they are launching a new call for project proposals for its Sustainable Manufacturing Challenge. These Projects will aim to accelerate the application of Canadian cleantech and other advanced technologies to improve the environmental sustainability of Canadian manufacturing. NGen will invest up to $35 million of Global Innovation Cluster funding and will raise more than $65 million from industry in launching $100 million in new collaborative projects.

The Sustainable Manufacturing Challenge is seeking projects that will support Canada’s path to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and target challenges like emissions reduction.

Manufacturers are sought that are involved in:

  • Reduction of energy usage and natural resource consumption.
  • Operational efficiency gains.
  • Waste reduction.
  • Use of recycled and sustainable materials.
  • Full life cycle product management and closed loop manufacturing.
  • Circular manufacturing of materials.

NGen says that the projects must be collaborative and transformative, promising to push the boundaries of advanced manufacturing technology and world-class cleantech. Focus areas should include:

  • Low carbon – fuel, feedstock, energy – applied to manufacturing.
  • Implementation of net-zero facilities.
  • Innovative solutions for high heat generation – applied to manufacturing.
  • Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage – applied to manufacturing.
  • Tracking and managing GHG emissions across the supply chain.
  • Smart Manufacturing for efficiency gains and GHG reduction.
  • Greener/circular/sustainable materials.

All information about the program, including eligibility, deadlines and other criteria can be found here:

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