Provincial Government Invests in CEPS Research

Posted on Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Ontario invests in research to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fight climate change.

Emily Chiang from the School of Engineering has been awarded with more than $250,000 from the Ontario Government to develop carbon-sequestering soils and fertilizers. The technology will take advantage of carbon capture through mineralization, whereby carbon dioxide in the air reacts with minerals in the soil or fertilizer to form stable carbonate. 

The funding for this project comes from Ontario's Low Carbon Innovaton Fund (LCIF). The LCIF is part of Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan, funded by the Province's carbon market. It was created to help researchers, entrepreneurs and companies develop technologies that can reduce Ontario's greenhouse gas emissions.

A total of $28.1 million was allocated for the LCIF, for which there were 22 successful applicants.

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