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New Canadian biomass project receives government backing

The Canadian government has awarded the village of Telkwa a grant to retrofit a municipal building with a biomass heating system.

The grant comes in at CA$680,230 (€522,375) and the facility will burn waste wood from a nearby forest. As well as the municipal building, heat will also be provided to a nearby business, a school and four residences.

‘Building clean energy infrastructure is an investment in the economic prosperity and long-term sustainability of Telkwa,’ says Bob Zimmer, a MP for Prince George - Peace River. ‘I am pleased our government is supporting this environmentally friendly initiative that will create jobs, strengthen the local economy and support the growing needs of the community.’

It is also believed the project will reduce local CO2 emissions by around 10 tonnes a year.