Government invests in biomass boiler plant for cattle producers
May 14, 2013
By Jayson Koblun
May 14, 2013 – The Government of Canada announced the opening of a Sanimax biomass boiler plant in Lévis, Quebec, that will benefit cattle producers in Quebec and Eastern Canada, slaughterhouse workers and meat processors.
The plant will handle carcass disposal and related by-products, and has the capacity to take animal waste and
turn it into energy.
Martin Courture, president of Sanimax, says that the
plant will reduce C02 emissions by 22,000 metric tonnes per year.
The plant was created with a repayable investment of $7.6 million from the federal government.
The project was funded part of the 2011 Economic Action under the Slaughter Waste Innovation Program.
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