Agricultural Adaptation Council (AAC)
Greenhouse Renewable Energy Technologies R&D Initiative
For More Information
For more information on the call please see the AAC website:
The Agricultural Adaptation Council (AAC) is issuing the $1 million Greenhouse Renewable Energy Technologies (GRET) R&D Initiative call for proposals to support innovative research and development projects that focus on renewable energy technologies for the Ontario greenhouse sector. The projects results should benefit commercial greenhouse businesses that grow or propagate vegetables, fruit, culinary herbs, or floriculture.
The objective of this initiative is to test renewable energy technologies with a potential for future integration into greenhouse production in Ontario and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the sector. The initiative will also identify and evaluate technologies for feasibility within a greenhouse production system, promoting innovation to develop more clean-technology processes and products.
Eligible applicants include any organization/company/research institution involved in a project benefiting the greenhouse sector in Ontario.
The following are general guidelines for funding assistance:
• GRET funding requests between $250,000 to $400,000 for pilot-scale demonstration projects and $50,000 to $100,000 for feasibility studies are encouraged. Higher levels of funding may be provided when projects involve partnerships of two or more organizations and result in significant benefits back to the greenhouse sector in Ontario;
• Funding up to 100% of total project costs if the project is led by a not-for-profit organization/research institution;
September 7, 2017 - September 30, 2019
If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.
Researcher will be responsible for submitting their application form and budget directly to the sponsor.
How to Apply
Please submit all documents outlined in the application checklist to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 13, 2017 at 4:30pm.