Four Finalists Announced for Canada’s The Sky’s the Limit $5 Million Prize

12 June 2019 – Recently, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources announced the four finalists for The Sky’s the Limit Green Aviation Fuels Innovation Competition to develop the cleanest, most affordable SAF. Each finalist will receive up to $2 million to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by March 2021. The team deemed to have the most sustainable fuel will be awarded a $5 million Grand Prize to help commercialize their product. The finalists are:

• Carbon Engineering Ltd for its Sustainable Aviation Fuel., made from Air, Water and Renewable Electricity (British Columbia);
• Enerkem for its Sustainable Aviation Fuels from Agro and Forestry Biomass and from Municipal Solid Waste through a Hub and Spoke approach (Quebec);
• FORGE Hydrocarbons Corp for its Lipid-to-Hydrocarbon Biojet Project (Alberta); and
• SAF Consortium for its Production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel from flue gas–captured CO2 and low-carbon hydrogen (Quebec).

Another competition under The Sky’s the Limit Challenge is the Cross-Canada Flight that is challenging industry to power the first ever cross-Canada commercial flight with a minimum 10 percent blend of SAF made in Canada. The competition is open until January 1, 2021. The first producer to meet the challenge will be awarded $1 million. The Sky’s the Limit Challenge is one of Canada’s six challenges where they are investing $75 million in clean technology over four.

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