In March of 2018, the Ministry of Sustainable Development, the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change (MDDELCC) launched the InnovEnSol Program, which is offering $2.1 million in financial support for the testing of innovative soil and groundwater decontamination technologies. Available until 2021, the maximum amount of financial aid per project will $250,000 for the demonstration of treatment technologies, either off-site or on-site, including at established treatment centers. The program will cover up to 70 percent of qualifying expenses. It targets both contaminated soil and contaminated groundwater.
The InnovEnSol Program will reduce the financial impact associated with land rehabilitation treatments. It will enable the development of new technologies that can help decontaminate those sites that are most problematic as a result of the specific source of contamination. Furthermore, by favoring soil decontamination over landfilling, InnovEnSol is fully aligned with Quebec’s strategy of sustainable development and the fight against climate change, while also contributing to the transition toward a modern, green, low-carbon economy. – Isabelle Melançon, Minister of Sustainable Development, the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change
The program permits the field demonstration of technologies that will impact, at the most, 10 percent of the total volume of soil or groundwater to be treated, up to a maximum of 500 m³ of soil per trial. Eligible applicants include private companies, municipalities, research chairs, and learning centers that are equipped with a research center. Furthermore, the person responsible for the demonstration and testing must have at least 10 years of experience in the area of land contamination.
Additional information on the InnovEnSol Program (French Only)
If your organization is eligible for the InnovEnSol Program, our qualified team at Terrapex would be happy to support you in this important endeavor. Contact one of our four offices for more details.