PS Soraya Martinez Ferrada shines a light on a research project that explores new ways to reduce transport pollution
RIMOUSKI, QC, June 11, 2021 / CNW / – Clean growth is essential for of Quebec and from Canada Transport system. Through clean growth, we reduce pollution and grow our economy. That is why the government of Canada is committed to protecting air quality and ensuring that Quebecers and all Canadians have healthy communities in which to live, work and raise their families.
Today, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, the Honorable Omar Alghabra, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport and Member of Parliament for Hochelaga, Soraya Martinez Ferrada, pointed out that the University of Quebec at Rimouski receives $ 100,000 as part of the Research and Development Program on a Clean Transport System.
Thanks to this funding, the University of Quebec at Rimouski will develop an application to improve the performance of maritime and rail transport. The project will assess, test and demonstrate the potential of new technology aimed at more efficient diesel engines. This research project will lead to the development of innovative clean technologies for trains and ships in order to improve the environmental performance of from Canada Transport system.
“Through smart investments in clean transportation solutions, we are building a sustainable transportation infrastructure that benefits Quebecers and all Canadians. The Clean Transportation Systems Research and Development Program advances new technologies to reduce pollution and protect the environment and the well-being of our communities. “
The Honorable Omar Alghabra
Minister of Transport
“Clean growth is essential for our transportation network. Investments announced today for the University of Quebec at Rimouski help build a safe and secure transportation system that supports innovation in Rimouski and protect the health of our communities.
Soraya Martinez Ferrada
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport and Member of Parliament for Hochelaga
- The Clean Transportation System Research and Development Program supports researchers developing technologies and practices to reduce emissions in the marine, rail and air sectors. By advancing clean innovative technologies, knowledge or practices that can be used by all modes, the program contributes to the overall improvement of the Canadian transportation system.
- The program funds clean transportation technologies that address challenges such as modernizing ship propellers to increase efficiency, improving rail links to reduce idling, or developing biofuels to reduce aircraft pollution. .
- Technology has an important role to play in reducing pollution caused by transport and helping to Canada meet its pollution reduction commitments under the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change.
SOURCE Transport Canada
For further information: Allison St-Jean, Press Secretary, Office of the Honorable Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport, Ottawa, [email protected]; Media Relations, Transport Canada, Ottawa, 613-993-0055, [email protected]