Canadian government backs biogas expansion

The Growing Power Hairy Hill biogas facility’s plans to expand are being supported by the Canadian Government.

Expansion of the existing demonstration-scale biogas plant represents the first phase in developing a larger integrated biorefinery capable of producing products such as green power, bio-fertiliser and fuel ethanol.

The project includes the construction of new biogas capacity, the commercialisation of technology and installation of equipment to convert animal waste to methane, which will in turn be used to fuel two generators for producing electricity.

The biogas facility will largely power the ethanol refinery to be developed as part of the second phase of the initiative, while also benefitting the environment by providing a value-added solution for the disposal of feedlot waste.

A repayable federal investment of $4,143,000 (€2,971,349) is being provided through the Community Adjustment Fund (CAF) as part of Canada’s Economic Action Plan.

The fund will provide $306 million over two years to support the most affected western Canadian communities, such as those that are heavily reliant on resource-based industries. Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) is delivering the fund in the four western provinces.

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