Greenhouse Renewable Energy Technologies R&D Initiative
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 applicant must be a legally recognized entity located and actively operating in Ontario. Applicants must maintain a minimum of $2,000,000 of general liability insurance.
Projects will be funded under two different categories:
- Undertake a pilot-scale demonstration project of a renewable energy technology with potential for future integration into greenhouse operations across Ontario and greenhouse gas reductions; or
- Undertake a study to assess the feasibility of using a renewable energy technology within a greenhouse production system (i.e. fulfills greenhouse energy needs), promoting innovation to develop more clean-technology processes and products.
|Call for Proposals Issued
||June 1, 2017
|Proposal Submission Deadline
||July 13, 2017 (at 4:30 p.m.)
|Anticipated Review Date
||September 7, 2017
|Earliest Project Start Date
||September 7, 2017
|Latest Project End Date
||September 30, 2019
|Final Date to Submit Project Reporting and Claims
||October 31, 2019