Clean Energy Transition Partnership (CETP) Joint Call



Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) funding is open to universities as well as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), industry, research and development (R&D) organizations, government research labs, and others. There are three levels of eligibility criteria and requirements that must be met: (i) CETP transnational eligibility criteria for all project consortia; (ii) Call Module requirements; and (iii) ERA national/regional requirements. See Section 4 of the CETP Joint Call 2023 Program Guide for more information.


  • Project proposals require a project consortium:
    • A project consortium must be built of at least three (3) eligible independent legal entities from at least three (3) separate countries/regions participating in CETP TRI3 (see Summary below). At least two (2) of the entities must be from European Union (EU) Member States or Horizon Europe (HE) Associated Countries. Consortia with partners from other countries are welcome if these organizations are funded by sources other than the CETP.
  • Projects must start before December 15, 2024 and must finish within 36 months.
  • The total effort of one Project Consortium Partner in the project consortium can be maximum 60% of the total project efforts (measured in person months).
  • The total effort of Project Consortium Partners from one country/region in the project consortium can be maximum 75% of the total project efforts (measured in person months).
  • All focus areas listed for Call Module 4 (Carbon capture, utilisation, and storage [CCUS]), Module 5 (Hydrogen and renewable fuels), and Module 7 (Geothermal energy technologies) are eligible for the Canada/Alberta funding from ERA except acid gas injection, offshore storage, and projects with a primary focus on point-to-point transportation or sequestration elements.
  • ERA funding will not be provided to projects with a primary focus on commercially proven technologies/processes, activities assessed to be business-as-usual, or to address only financial barriers.


The Clean Energy Transition Partnership (CETP) is a transnational initiative for joint research, technological development, and innovation (RTDI) programming to boost and accelerate the energy transition. The global funding program is open to projects in 30 participating countries. Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) is the national/regional funding agency for Canada.

The CETP Joint Call 2023 is structured into 7 thematic Transition Initiatives (TRIs) that address challenges outlined in the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA). ERA’s investment is focused on TRI3Enabling Climate Neutrality with Storage Technologies, Renewable Fuels, and CCUS. The primary goal of the CETP TRI3 is to provide technologically cleaner solutions for storage technologies, hydrogen, and renewable fuels, as well as CCUS while also promoting RD&D and innovation projects to achieve global climate neutrality by 2050. Funding from ERA is available for projects at the technology scale-up, field pilot, commercial demonstration, or commercial implementation stages.

Funding Considerations

ERA funding is targeted for projects at the technology scale-up, field pilot, commercial demonstration, or commercial implementation stages (TRL 5-9).

ERA will match applicant contributions toward eligible expenses on a one-to-one (1:1) basis. The maximum ERA contribution to a single project will be no more than 50% of the project’s eligible expenses. ERA will not match other government funds provided directly for the proposed project (federal, provincial, or international), or future revenue associated with the outcomes of the project.

Agency Name: 
Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA)
Contact Name: 
Esther Ekpe Adewuyi
Grant Amount: 
$1,000,000; 36 months
Grant Location: 
External Deadline: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2024
Internal Deadline: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2024
Grant Type: 
Grant Area: 
Natural Science
Grant Eligibility: