Canfor in Prince George will soon help shape renewable energy across the country and on the world stage.
It's set to receive $2 million in provincial funds dedicated to Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) for a project that will help convert forestry byproduct and wood waste to renewable energy for the company's kraft mill business in the northern capital.
A B.C. government announcement this morning (Sept. 2) says once the project is successfully demonstrated in the province, the technology will then be licensed for international use as well as Canadian use to help reach climate sustainability.
"Through CleanBC, we are supporting made-in-B.C. innovations that will help grow our world-leading clean tech sector and create good jobs," says B.C. Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Bruce Ralston.
"The same technology and ideas needed to reduce climate pollution will drive economic growth and help B.C. businesses succeed in the global market for clean energy, products and expertise."
The government's CleanBC plan, the ICE Fund supports the research, development and commercialization of clean energy technologies that will reduce B.C.'s emissions.
The province claims since 2008, the ICE Fund has provided roughly $104 million to support clean energy technology projects, clean energy vehicles, research and development as well as energy efficiency programs.