Northern Energy Innovation is working with the University of Toronto and other stakeholders to study how carbon-capture and storage technologies might be effectively integrated in remote northern communities. If successful, surplus renewable energy could be used to synthesize carbon-neutral fuel sources for communities.

Project description

This project is part of a national initiative, led by the University of Toronto, called CANSTOREnergy. It is a multi-displinary research project aimed at investigating how carbon-capture technology can be developed and successfully deployed in communities across Canada. Carbon-capture technology fixes carbon dioxide, either from the atmosphere or a point source, such as exhaust, and converts it into other materials, such as fuels.

Northern Energy Innovation will work with Yukon communities and other Yukon stakeholders alongside the CANSTOREnergy team to ensure the technology is adapted for the north and considers key needs and feedback from communities.

Project team

Dr. Michael Ross, Program Lead, Industrial Research Chair in Northern Energy Innovation, YukonU Research Centre
Joe Collier, Project Manager, Northern Energy Innovation, YukonU Research Centre


Partners and funders

University of Toronto (funder/project lead)
New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF)

Vuntut Gwitchin Government (partner)

ATCO Electric Yukon (partner)

Yukon Energy Corporation (partner)

Yukon government (partner)

Taku River Tlingit First Nation (partner)