Canadian coal cash paying for biomass grants

Cash from a coal emissions tax is being ploughed into grants encouraging biomass fuels.

New Agriculture Minister Ron Kostyshyn announced the province is providing up to $400,000 in grants to get coal users to switch, and potentially support Manitoba’s biomass industry.

“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.”

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