GOA TIER Program awards Amii $5 million to enhance emissions reduction efforts in Alberta

As part of the Government of Alberta’s Ministry of Environment and Parks TIER Program, Amii has been awarded $5 million over 2.5 years to enhance emissions reduction efforts in Alberta.

The primary goal of the Amii Reducing Emissions Through Machine Intelligence (REMI) project is to enable Alberta companies to leverage novel applications of artificial intelligence (AI) projects that will have a measurable impact on emissions reduction in Alberta. This will be accomplished through scaling Amii’s offerings to a series of industry-aligned cohorts, with an expanded focus on emissions reduction through applying AI in multiple sectors, including agriculture and energy.

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Industry Solutions 

To foster peer mentorship and collaboration, the REMI program will take a cohort approach to AI strategy development and adoption. Recruitment for the first participants will launch on September 9, 2020.

Amii will support participating companies by offering the following opportunities:  

  • AI Planning and Initiation: Guide and support companies as they identify, describe and prioritize AI projects for emissions reduction.
  • Ongoing AI Solutions Education: Train companies on AI concepts with a particular focus on cohorts working in industry verticals.
  • AI Project Lifecycle Support: Guide and mentor companies in the ongoing development of AI projects for emissions reduction. 

Amii will recruit companies to supply applied projects; assist companies in identifying and describing critical opportunities for emissions reduction through AI; provide ongoing business and technical education in foundational and applied AI; and act as advisors and mentors to support the companies as they employ AI to reduce emissions.


  • Alberta businesses will reduce their overall emissions by applying AI to enhance business efficiency.
  • Alberta businesses will increase their knowledge and capabilities in the application of AI for emissions reduction.
  • Alberta businesses will have the ability to broadly apply new skills and knowledge in AI to further increase business effectiveness in areas outside of emissions reduction.

Read the GOA media release here.

About Amii 

One of Canada’s three centres of AI excellence as part of the Pan-Canadian AI Strategy, Amii (the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute) is an Alberta-based non-profit institute that supports world-leading research in artificial intelligence and machine learning and translates scientific advancement into industry adoption. Amii grows AI capabilities through advancing leading-edge research, delivering exceptional educational offerings and providing business advice – all with the goal of building in-house AI capabilities. For more information, visit

About TIER

TIER is an improved way to manage emissions from large industries like oil sands operations and electricity producers, which account for about 65 per cent of Alberta’s total greenhouse gas emissions. The system encourages industrial facilities to find innovative ways to reduce emissions and invest in clean technology to stay competitive. While TIER protects large industrial emitters and opted-in small oil and gas operators, regulated facilities can comply with the regulation by paying $30 per tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent emitted. This is allocated to a TIER compliance fund which is then used to fund projects to reduce emissions.

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