Canadian Biomass Magazine

Bio-technology Acceleration Centre among projects funded by Nova Scotia’s FITT

July 26, 2022
By Canadian Biomass staff

The Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment is among the latest recipients of funding from Nova Scotia’s Forestry Innovation Transition Trust.

The Verschuren Centre will receive $698,500 for Phase 2 of its Bio-technology Acceleration Centre.

“This funding from the Trust enables the Verschuren Centre to match and accelerate clean technologies to advance up-cycling of forestry biomass resources into high-value green chemicals and smart materials. These in turn provide a sustainable supply chain for manufacturing in Nova Scotia, connecting rural resources to the world. Advancing clean technologies builds high value and job creation for the sector, along with diversified new markets,” Beth Mason, president of the Verschuren Centre, said in a government news release.

Based in Sydney, N.S., the Verschuren Centre is an independent clean technology development and deployment facility.

Nova Scotia’s Forestry Innovation Transition Trust has so far committed more than $25 million of its $50-million fund, supporting 13 projects in the province.


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