The Manitoba government is introducing new grants to support the growth of the biomass industry.
The Biomass Energy Support Program will have its funding increased to $1 million, with the additional $500,000 of new funding targeted to applied research projects.
“Manitoba’s green economy creates new opportunities for biofuel manufacturers and additional markets for producers,” said Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn. “Research and development is needed to build capacity across the province and address any gaps in our biomass sector. Through this strategic investment, we can support even more Manitoba farms and businesses as they invest in a more sustainable future.”
The new funding will be directed to projects that address gaps or identify opportunities for business and technology development in the biomass sector.
Applications for research and capital upgrade grants through the Biomass Energy Support Program are being accepted until September 1.