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Federal grain dryer program aims at energy efficiency, including biomass fueling

June 16, 2021
By Canadian Biomass

A federal program is offering to cover about half the cost of grain dryers that are more energy efficient.

The government’s $166-million Agricultural Clean Technology Program also provides for retrofitted older dryers and those fueled by biomass.

Grain drying rose to prominence in 2019 following a wet fall that year. The carbon tax is currently at $40 a tonne, but is expected to reach $170 a tonne by 2030, threatening the competitiveness of prairie farmers.

The government’s grain drying program is aimed at getting farms to move away from diesel.


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