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Green Aviation Fuels Innovation Competition

Check out the applicant guide for more details about the challenge and its terms and conditions.
Visit this page for updates on specific dates.

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The Sky’s The Limit Challenge

Green Aviation Fuels Innovation Competition

Itinerary
  • August 2018 Call for proposals is now open. Apply today!
  • February 2019 Deadline to submit your plan
  • May 2019 Top four teams announced
  • November 2020 Ten litre biojet fuel submission
  • By March 31, 2021 Grand prize winner announced
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Join a team and submit your plan. Top four teams win two million dollars to help their idea take flight.

Layover – Make your Connection!

Join us at the upcoming forum where participants can meet with the best of the green aviation fuels industry, from investors to airlines.

Arrivals – Grand Prize Competition

The Grand Prize of five million dollars will help the team with the best green aviation fuel commercialize their innovation.

Winner receives five million dollars

Call for proposals is now open. Apply today!
August 17, 2018
  • Deadline to submit your plan

    February 1, 2019

  • Top four teams announced

    By May 31, 2019

  • 10L biojet fuel submission

    November 1, 2020

  • Grand prize winner announced

    By March 31, 2021


Cross-Canada Flight Competition

Check out the applicant guide for more details about the flight challenge and its terms and conditions.

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The Sky’s The Limit Challenge

Cross-Canada Flight Competition

Three thousand kilometre Direct flight
  • March 2019: The competition begins!
  • January 2021: Competition closes
  • By March 31, 2021: one million dollar winner announced

A biojet producer validly incorporated or registered in Canada

The first producer to meet all the criteria for their “Made in Canada” biojet fuel will win one million dollars.

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Green Aviation Fuels Innovation Competition

2 million dollar prize

Four winners

The best plans from four teams will win $2 million each and a chance to compete for the Grand Prize.

Connect

Online forum on green aviation fuels

Network with industry, attract investment and contribute to the growth of an industry in Canada.

5 million dollar prize

Grand Prize Winner

The top team will receive $5 million to scale up the winning biojet fuel and take their product to the next level.


Cross-Canada Flight Competition

1 million dollar prize

Prize

Be the first to meet all the criteria for your made-in-Canada biojet fuel to win $1 million!

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  • The competition begins!

    March 1, 2019

  • Deadline for submissions

    January 1, 2021

  • $1-million winner announced

    By March 31, 2021

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

Prizes

(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