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The sky’s the limit!

The aviation industry needs a fuel that will cut pollution and fight climate change. Can you supply it? We need the jet fuel of the future now!

Join us at Flying Sustainable – a GARDN Conference, where we will discuss the Challenge and connect with participants.

The GARDN Conference, the meeting on sustainable aviation in Canada, will be held at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa on November 13-14, 2018.

Who are we looking for?

You're a cleantech innovator

You want to make a difference

You've got your eye on the prize

Be part of Canada’s aviation future

Develop the jet fuel of the future

Develop new ways to produce biojet fuels.

Fight climate change

Fuels made from sustainable sources to fight climate change.

Have a global impact

Commercialize and compete on the international stage. Scale your innovation with a $5M grand prize.

Ready to fuel your idea? We can help.


Gate 1 - Check in

Join a team and submit your plan. Top four teams win $2M to help their idea take flight.


Layover - Make your connection

Join us at the GARDN Conference to build some new connections in the industry.


Arrivals - Grand prize competition

Your idea is ready for takeoff. The winning team will receive $5M to commercialize their innovative fuel.

Already started? Take the Cross-Canada Flight Competition


3,000 km flight

$1 million will be awarded to the first producer with a made-in-Canada biojet fuel that meets the criteria for a major Canadian airline to purchase and use for a flight across Canada (10 percent minimum blend).

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Challenge Details

Who can apply?

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

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


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