Government of Canada invests in projects that reduce emissions from food waste

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The Canadian government is investing up to $1.4 million and $10 million to support the Redcliff Cypress Regional Waste Management Authority and PurEnergy Inc.’s waste emissions reduction initiatives.

“By working with organizations across Canada such as Redcliff Cypress Regional Waste Management Authority and PurEnergy Inc., we can help communities grow their economies, while fighting climate change,” said Francis Drouin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food. .

The Redcliff Cypress Regional Waste Management Authority in Redcliff, Alberta will reduce carbon dioxide and methane emissions by diverting organic waste from landfill using a compost processing facility. Throughout this project, the Redcliff Cypress Regional Waste Management Authority will see a cumulative reduction of approximately 77,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, which is equivalent to taking approximately 23,600 cars off the road for an entire year. . The Redcliff Cypress Regional Waste Management Authority is also contributing up to $2.5 million to support this project.

PurEnergy Inc. in the Township of Havelock, Ontario will build a waste diversion facility that diverts organic waste from a landfill and treats it through anaerobic digestion to produce biogas and fertilizer. Throughout this project, PurEnergy Inc. will see a cumulative reduction of approximately 377,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, which is equivalent to taking approximately 115,000 cars off the road for an entire year. PurEnergy Inc. is also contributing up to $45 million to support this project.

This federal funding comes from the Low Carbon Economy Fund, which invests in projects that help reduce carbon pollution and support the adoption of clean technologies for a wide range of beneficiaries across Canada.

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