Quebec biomass firm gets federal support

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED) has granted $3 million in financial assistance to Centre de traitement de la biomasse de la Montérégie.

The Centre de traitement de la biomasse de la Montérégie (CTBM) specializes in managing and processing liquid and semi-liquid organic waste from the agri-food and commercial industries.

It launched a large-scale project over five years ago to transform its business model by acquiring new technology. The business now recovers the waste it treats, transforming it into biogas, biofertilizers, and ammonium sulfate.

Through this repayable grant, the CTBM has been able to add new recovery processes, increasing its on-site treatment capacity. The project has led to the creation of eight jobs.

The CTBM’s process now includes biomethanization facilities, two high-performance composters, a dryer, and all related equipment required for such processing. The organic waste treatment and recovery centre is unique in Quebec.

“It is by helping businesses such as the Centre de traitement de la biomasse de la Montérégie to become more innovative and competitive and by boosting innovation for technological development that Canada will rank among the most innovative countries in the world,” said Pascale St-Onge, member of parliament for Brome–Missisquoi, minister of sport and minister responsible for CED.

The funds have been granted under CED’s Quebec Economic Development Program. This program aims to help communities seize economic development and diversification opportunities that are promising for the future.