CleanBC supports B.C. companies designing zero-emission boats

Apr 9, 2022 – BC Government News

Two B.C. maritime design companies are developing zero-emission boat technology that will advance clean transportation in the hard-to-decarbonize marine sector and create new jobs for British Columbians.

Seventeen B.C. projects are receiving more than $8 million in funding through the CleanBC Go Electric Advanced Research and Commercialization (ARC) program’s second funding call. This funding supports projects spanning all transportation modes, from boats to electric bikes and aviation. This most recent round of funding will benefit companies in eight different B.C. municipalities, including North Vancouver’s Capilano Maritime Design Ltd. and Victoria’s Gregory C. Marshall Naval Architect Ltd.

“Transportation accounts for well over a third of greenhouse gas emissions produced in British Columbia, and the need for a rapid transition away from fossil fuels toward clean, renewable energies has never been more evident,” said Bowinn Ma, MLA for Vancouver-Lonsdale. “I’m pleased to know that funding from CleanBC will allow Maritime Capilano to continue developing ways to decarbonize marine travel.”

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