Environmental Technology Program
The Environmental Technology Program (ETP) was created to support the development, demonstration, adoption and commercialization of environmental technologies that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) and air pollutant emissions while advancing sustainable prosperity in Nova Scotia. It invested over $6 million into projects initiated by Nova Scotian businesses, institutions and organizations, and leveraged millions more.
The ETP has been invaluable in supporting and demonstrating emerging technologies ready for commercialization. Some of these technologies will assist the province in realizing its EGSPA goals and CCAP targets. The development of these technologies in Nova Scotia demonstrated our intent to become the cleanest and greenest province in the country and be recognized as a leader in energy efficiency and renewable energy technology.
The two different categories considered for projects within the Environmental Technology Program were:
Technology Development and Commercialization
- The ETP supported development of environmental technologies that demonstrated strong potential for commercialization.
Technology Adoption and Deployment, Pilot Demonstration Projects
- The ETP supported technology transfer where the expertise and capabilities to develop the technology did not exist in Nova Scotia and where environmental and economic benefits were created along with the adoption of underutilized environmental technologies.
These projects must have demonstrated that the technology to be adopted and demonstrated was new to Nova Scotia.
Applications were reviewed quarterly, starting in January of 2008. The final date for applications was January 31, 2010. All successful project applications were approved by March 31, 2010.
A list of the projects supported by the ecoNova Scotia Environmental Technology Program can be found under the Projects tab.