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Quebec Agri-Businesses Receive Federal Funding for Clean Technology Adoption

During a visit to Napierville, Quebec, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced federal support for four new projects to promote clean technology adoption by agri-businesses in the province. The initiatives, backed by an investment of up to $2.7 million under the Adoption Stream of the Agricultural Clean Technology (ACT) Program, are designed to help producers boost their competitiveness while reducing their carbon footprint.

“Our goal is to help Canadian producers innovate and adopt clean technologies. This new Agricultural Clean Technology Program investment aims to reduce the sector’s greenhouse gas emissions and leverage technology to be more resilient to climate change.” commented the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

One of the beneficiaries, Entosystem Inc. in Drummondville, is set to receive up to $2 million to purchase and install energy-efficient technologies and equipment that will streamline the production of insect-based products used in animal feed and fertilizer. In addition, Ferme Belveau Inc. in Saint-Henri-de-Lévis will receive up to $194,614 to replace an oil-filled evaporator with a high-efficiency wood-fired evaporator, which is required to produce maple syrup.

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2173-0130 Quebec Inc. (Ferme Delorme) in Sainte-Brigide-d’Iberville will be granted up to $376,860 to establish a new grain dryer in field crop production. In addition, Ferme Macna S.E.N.C. in Saint-François-du-lac will receive up to $106,944 to install an energy-efficient ventilation system and LED lighting in their dairy barn. These projects are set to make a substantial difference in Quebec’s agricultural industry by introducing advanced, sustainable technologies.

The ACT Program has now supported 18 projects in Quebec, totaling $6.7 million. Last year, G.S.P.M. Distribution Inc. received $846,625 in funding from the program to establish an indoor vertical hydroponic farming system. The Canadian government has made it clear that it is committed to investing in research, development, and adoption of clean technology to assist the agriculture sector in supporting a low-carbon economy and feeding a growing population. The federal government is optimistic that these investments will lead to a more sustainable and prosperous future for the agri-businesses of Quebec.

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