Federal government and Québec government invest in Ciment Québec
April 29, 2022
By Canadian Manufacturing
SAINT-BASILE — On Apr. 29, the Government of Canada announced an investment of up to $17.5 million from the federal Low Carbon Economy Fund and $28.5 million from the Government of Quebec to support Ciment Québec under the EcoPerformance program. This project will reduce emissions by installing a new energy-efficient cement grinding workshop at the Saint-Basile cement plant.
The federal funding comes from the Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund, which invests in projects that reduce carbon pollution and supports industries to put in place clean technologies that will try and make them more efficient.
“Organizations across Canada like Ciment Québec are confronting the climate crisis head-on, finding ways of managing the risks it poses to our health, economy, security, and biodiversity. Through the Low Carbon Economy Fund, our government partners with climate leaders nationwide—and will continue to do so through a renewed commitment of $2.2 billion, an important part of Canada’s 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan. Bravo to the leadership shown by the Government of Quebec for helping to reduce polluting emissions and build resilient communities.” said Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change.
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