Government of Canada announces investment to help food processors and agri-businesses adopt clean technologies

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Author: Sustain Ontario

Posted: June 13, 2022

Categories: GoodFoodBites / Opportunities

The Government of Canada, through FedDev Ontario, has announced an investment of nearly $2 million for Bioenterprise Canada to deliver the FoodShift program — a green initiative that will help southern Ontario agri-business and food processers adopt net-zero technologies.

The project will connect agri-business and food processors looking to adopt clean technologies with cleantech entrepreneurs developing technologies that are ready for market.

SMEs in the food processing sector will be eligible to receive up to $50,000, matched by the SME, to support the cost of adopting new green technologies.

“This investment in Bioenterprise supports Canada’s food ecosystem through innovation and will foster economic growth that will strengthen our local economy,” shares Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph. “Today’s announcement will support 60 companies and 200 jobs right here in Guelph and across southern Ontario.”

Applications will be accepted starting July 27, 2022.

Read more in the news release here.