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May 3, 2013

BATH, ONTARIO — Dean Del Mastro, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and Member of Parliament for Peterborough, announced today that the Government of Canada will invest almost $12 million for five innovative clean energy projects in Ontario.

These projects are included among 55 new innovative clean energy projects announced today by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, representing an investment of more than $82 million through the Government of Canada’s ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative. The program was created to invest in new clean energy technologies that will create jobs, generate economic opportunities and help protect the environment.

 “Through the ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative, our Government is investing in innovative clean energy technologies that create jobs, generate new economic opportunities and protect the environment,” said the Honourable Joe Oliver, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources. “This program demonstrates our tangible support for energy projects that drive energy innovation.”  

Today’s announcement includes investments of:

  • $2,678,000 to Lafarge Canada in Bath for a biomass project to process low-carbon waste materials in the cement industry;
  • $2,000,000 to Wasdell Falls LP for low-head hydro turbines in Wasdell Falls;
  • $5,000,000 to the Canada-Israel Industrial R&D Foundation to support high-quality scientific research partnerships;
  • $1,440,000 million to Carleton University for a pilot-scale supercritical carbon dioxide demonstration loop; and,
  • $865,000 to Sumaran in Ottawa for research into energy-efficient buildings.

 “This investment is good news for Ontario as we strive to position ourselves as a clean energy leader,” said PS Del Mastro. “New innovative clean energy projects, like those announced today, stimulate our local economy while helping protect the environment.”

The ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative has received $268 million in funding over five years to fund research, development and demonstration projects that produce and use energy in a more clean and efficient manner.

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