Sunday, 21 December 2014

Financial Support

Fundy Tidal greatly appreciates financial support provided by the following organizations:

Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN)

The ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative (ecoEII) received funding in Budget 2011, the Next Phase of Canada’s Economic Action Plan, for a comprehensive suite of research and development (R&D) and demonstration projects. The program’s objective is to support energy technology innovation to produce and use energy in a cleaner and more efficient way.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

NSERC Engage Projects

  • Modelling the tidal turbine arrays in Grand Passage – with Acadia Mathematics
  • Field observations related to small-scale in-stream tidal power generation – with Dalhousie Physical Oceanography
  • Energy Storage Requirements for In-Stream Tidal Development on the Digby Neck - with Dalhousie Mechanical Engineering

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

ACOA Business Development Program - Supplied funding to support retaining various technology, regulatory and engineering consultants to assist in the preparation of small-scale COMFIT applications and associated business development activities.

Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture (NSDFA)

Tidal Powered Aquaculture Operations - This innovative project brings together the key expertise, resources, equipment and services required to demonstrate the usage of alternative green energy sources for aquaculture operations and in particular small-scale tidal in-stream devices. Project participants include Innovative Fishery Products, Fundy Tidal, New Energy Corporation, Clare Machine Works with Acadia and Dalhousie Universities participating through NSERC Engage funds.

Offshore Energy Research Association (OERA)

In support of the Dalhousie-led Southwest Nova Scotia tidal energy resource assessment.

Nova Scotia Economic and Rural Development and Tourism

Productivity and Innovation Voucher Program

Working with the University of Cape Breton Small Business Centre, Fundy Tidal is assessing key community and business mechanisms in support of two small-scale tidal COMFIT projects proposed for the region. The report "Socio-Economic Benefits and Challenges for Communities in Small-Scale Tidal Energy Development in the Bras D’Or Lakes, Cape Breton" was completed in the Fall of 2012.