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Bibeau announces new intake of Agricultural Clean Technology Program

DRUMMONDVILLED – To help agricultural producers make their operations more sustainable, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced that a new intake of the Agricultural Clean Technology (ACT) Program – Adoption Stream will open on June 1, 2023.

This new intake of the ACT Adoption Stream will provide non-repayable grants between $25,000 and $2 million to help producers purchase and install equipment that reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or provides other associated environmental benefits.

The ACT Program is focused on three priority areas: green energy and energy efficiency; precision agriculture; and bioeconomy solutions.

To date, 249 projects announced under the ACT Program total up to $95.8 million. As an example, Entosystem Inc. of Drummondville received $2 million under the ACT Adoption Stream to purchase and install state-of-the-art, energy-efficient technologies and equipment to streamline production of insect-based products to be used in animal feed and fertilizer. Minister Bibeau announced the opening of the new application period today in conjunction with the opening of the company’s new facilities.

This new intake of the ACT Adoption Stream will prioritize investments that respond to environmental sustainability and have the greatest potential to generate measurable GHG, fertilizer and methane emission reductions in line with Government of Canada targets.

Eligible applicants from across Canada will be able to submit applications for this intake from June 1 until June 22, 2023 and are encouraged to apply immediately. Organizations who have received Adoption Stream funding in the past are not eligible to apply to this new funding opportunity.

Source : Farmersforum

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