Environment & Energy

Through the development and application of genomics innovation, we are improving the monitoring and conservation of biodiversity, reducing emissions and environmental risk from industry operations and finding nature-based solutions to reclamation and remediation.

New Tools for Better Environmental Performance

Genomics tools and technology for environmental monitoring bring benefits to the environment and industry. Environmental DNA (or eDNA) technologies are giving us powerful insights into ecosystems and the diversity of life in them. With more comprehensive, accurate information and lower-cost solutions, we can leverage new knowledge to tackle climate change, better manage for conservation objectives, improve reclamation and discover sustainable management practices.

We are here to assist you in making connections and leveraging opportunities for funding and partnerships. Reach out to our team to get started.
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Genomics and the Environment

What's in the Video

How genomics can lead to sensitive, sustainable and cost-effective solutions to address climate change, pollution and other key challenges.
How biology, genetics and computer science combine to give us an in-depth look at the DNA of all organisms.
What genomics means for the environmental space.
How genomics plays an important part in environmental remediation.

Making Cutting-Edge Research Possible

Funding Opportunities

Genome Alberta offers a range of funding opportunities including support for genomics research in the environment and energy sectors.

Project Portfolio

Our project portfolio comprises a diverse range of initiatives that are driving advances in genomics research and innovation across a variety of sectors, from human health to agriculture to energy and the environment.



Environment & Energy

  • Enhanced recovery
  • Reduced emissions
  • Sector diversification and stability
  • Bioremediation and bioindicators
  • Reservoir ecosystem characterization
  • Biofuel generation and hydrogen storage

Read more about Sector Priorities in our Sector Strategy

Canada’s Genome Centres collaborated to produce a series of sector strategies focused on the future of genomics.Genomics is equipping agriculture with cutting-edge science and technology. It made sense for Genome Canada and the six regional centres to develop a strategic approach to drive growth, productivity, commercialization and global competitiveness.

See What Our Representatives Have to Say

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We’re Here to Help.

For almost 20 years, we’ve supported the development and deployment of genomics-enabled solutions by initiating, funding and managing research programs and partnerships. Let’s connect.
  • Available funding opportunities
  • Facilitating partnerships
  • Building additional expertise and resources for your team
  • …and more

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