Feds invest $605K in two Indigenous-led biomass projects
By Ellen Cools
The federal government today announced a $605,000 investment in two biomass projects in the Lac-Saint-Jean, Que., region, to support Indigenous-led development projects.
Akua Nature Inc. will receive $400,000 to support the construction of new infrastructure that will facilitate the conversion of forest biomass into natural health products based on First Nations medicine.
The remaining $205,000 will go to Inukshuk Synergie to help operationalize its plan to have franchises commercialize their biomass energy heating systems, providing a turnkey energy solution to local communities.
“With the support of the Indigenous Forestry Initiative for these two projects, we will be able to develop new products and services that will allow First Nations expertise to shine, build bridges between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people and make sustainable investments in our community,” said Mélanie Paul, co-president, Akua Nature and president, Inukshuk Synergie.