30 Jan '12, 11am

Canada: Manitoba encourages switch from coal to biomass #energy #renewable #biomass

Canada: Manitoba encourages switch from coal to biomass #energy #renewable #biomass

This month, Manitoba’s Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives (MAFRI) Minister, Ron Kostyshyn, announced at the opening of Ag Days 2012 , that the Canadian province would be investing in developing the use of biomass to replace fossil fuels in energy production. The Manitoba Biomass Energy Support Program would issue grants aimed at encouraging members of society to switch to greener fuels. “Biomass is a made-in-Manitoba fuel that can be produced from agricultural residues like straw, oat hulls and flax shives,” said Kostyshyn. “Manitoba is committed to reducing our greenhouse-gas emissions and with the assistance of programs like this, Manitoba farms will reduce their carbon footprint and continue to be part of the solution to environmental challenges.” The minister noted this multi-year program is projected to increase to $1.5 million in support later this year based on...

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