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The Green Aviation Fuels Innovation Competition finalists have been announced.

Carbon Engineering

  • Project name: Sustainable Aviation Fuel, made from Air, Water and Renewable Electricity
  • Project location: Squamish (British Columbia)


  • Project name: Sustainable Aviation Fuels from Agro and Forestry Biomass and from Municipal Solid Waste through a Hub and Spoke approach
  • Project location: Westbury (Quebec)

FORGE Hydrocarbons

  • Project Name: Lipid-to-Hydrocarbon Biojet Project
  • Project location: Edmonton (Alberta)

SAF+ Consortium

  • Project Name: Production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel from flue gas–captured CO2 and low-carbon hydrogen
  • Project location: Montreal (Quebec)

Challenge details

Who can apply?

(Closed) Green Aviation Fuels Innovation Competition
  • For-profit and not-for-profit organizations
  • Indigenous organizations and groups
  • Canadian academia
Cross-Canada Flight Competition
  • A biojet producer validly incorporated or registered in Canada

Key Dates

(Closed) Green Aviation Fuels Innovation Competition
  • Call for proposals deadline: February 1, 2019
  • Four finalists announced: By May 31, 2019
  • Final prize submission deadline: November 1, 2020
  • Final prize winner announced: By March 31, 2021
Cross-Canada Flight Competition
  • Competition begins: March 1, 2019
  • Competition closes: January 1, 2021
  • Prize winner announcement: By March 31, 2021


(Closed) Green Aviation Fuels Innovation Competition
  • Four top teams will win $2 million each to support their plan
  • The Grand Prize of $5 million will help the team with the best green aviation fuel commercialize their innovation
Cross-Canada Flight Competition
  • The first producer to meet all the criteria for their made-in-Canada biojet fuel will win $1 million