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Research grants to reduce air emissions from rail transportation

Posted on August 30, 2018

August 30th, 2018           Kelowna, British Columbia         Transport Canada

Clean growth is essential for Canada’s transportation system – to meet our emission reduction targets, grow our economy, and build resilience to a changing climate.  The Government of Canada is committed to protecting air quality and ensuring Canadians have healthy communities in which to live, work and raise their families.

To achieve this, Transport Canada established the Clean Rail Academic Grant Program.  The programprovides funding to support academic research programs that are developing technologies and practices to reduce air emissions from the rail sector.

The Honourable Stephen Fuhr, Member of Parliament for Kelowna-Lake Country, on behalf of the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, today announced an investment of $25,000 for a University of British Columbia project called “Hardware-in-the-loop simulation of hybrid hydrogen fuel cell/battery powertrains under real railway duty cycles”.  The project will develop new tools to evaluate the performance of innovative clean rail technologies, including hybrid electric powertrains.

Quotes

“I am pleased that we are taking concrete action to a cleaner, more innovative economy that reduces emissions and protects the environment. Our clean transportation efforts will achieve emission reductions, improve human health, and provide environmental benefits, while supporting clean growth and generating jobs for Canadians. We will all benefit by reducing rail emissions and by supporting research of new and emerging technologies.”

 

The Honourable Marc Garneau

Minister of Transport

“Clean technologies are a key component of Canada’s approach to promoting sustainable economic growth. Through projects like this one, communities play a leading role in transforming Canada into a low-carbon economy, reducing rail emissions and generating jobs for Canadians. By helping to build a healthy environment, we are creating new opportunities that will allow our children and grandchildren to prosper and provide for their families, like their parents and grandparents before them.”

The Honourable Stephen Fuhr

Member of Parliament for Kelowna-Lake Country

 

Quick Facts

  • The Clean Rail Academic Grant Program provides funding to support academic research programs that are developing new technologies and practices that reduce air emissions from the rail sector.
  • Under Round 5 of the Program, 10 research projects will receive a grant of up to $25,000.

 

Backgrounder

Clean Rail Academic Grant Program (Round 5)

 

Associated Link

Clean Rail Academic Grant Program

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Contacts

Delphine Denis
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Marc Garneau
Minister of Transport, Ottawa
613-991-0700

Delphine.Denis@tc.gc.ca

 

Media Relations
Transport Canada, Ottawa
613-993-0055

Stephen Fuhr, CD, MP   250 470-5075

 

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