MIL-OSI Canada: Government of Canada provides research grants to reduce air emissions from rail transportation

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July 12, 2018    Rimouski, Quebec    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 program provides funding to support academic research programs that are developing technologies and practices to reduce air emissions from the rail sector.

The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, today announced an investment of $25,000 for a project at Université du Québec à Rimouski called “Application of new technologies to improve energy efficiency of rail transport”. The project will study new emission-reducing technologies for the rail sector, including a variable-speed electrical generator and a unique heat storage system.  These technologies could help reduce fuel consumption by up to 10% in select rail applications.

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“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

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.

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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
media@tc.gc.ca

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