$500K helping Timmins forestry company reduce reliance on natural gas

By Maija Hoggett
Timmins Today
March 2, 2024
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: Canada, Canada East

TIMMINS, Ontario — A local business feeling the pinch of the carbon tax will be able to reduce its reliance on natural gas with seed money from the province. Forestry Service is getting $500,600 to create a compost heat recovery system, which will allow the second-generation forestry company in Timmins to heat one of its buildings and sell some of the compost. The funding is one of 12 projects in the northeast getting a cut of $6.1 million through the third phase of the Ontario forest biomass program. …The projects announced this week, said Minister Graydon Smith, are a “diverse range of research, innovation, and modernization initiatives that will help develop the potential of Ontario’s forest biomass resources.” …The project will reduce the operation’s reliance on natural gas, extend its season in the greenhouse, and potentially allow them to sell the compost generated locally. 

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