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CAAP awards grant to Biofour

Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry and of State (Agriculture), announced that Biofour will receive grants of up to $126,400, (€93,951.41) via the Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program (CAAP). The investment will be put towards testing an incinerator for agricultural biomass combustion.

The trial aim is to evaluate the energy potential of various biomasses. The project will supply a poultry house and allow for use of the incinerator in a heating network supplied by crop residues and poultry litter.

'These funds will help support our efforts to develop technologies that add value to agricultural and agri-food residual materials,' says Marilou Cyr, Director of Marketing, Communications and Business Development at Biofour. 'Our goal is to provide an alternative heating and residue management solution for Canadian agricultural and agri-food businesses, thus helping to simultaneously reduce production costs and greenhouse gas emissions.'

CAAP is a five-year program with a budget of C$163 million (121.69 million).