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Ontario government investing in two biofuel projects


July 4, 2008
By The Canadian Press

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Ontario government investing in two biofuel projects

Two
projects in Ontario, Canada, seeking fuel alternatives are getting a 7.5 million dollar boost from the provincial government.

July 4, 2008, Toronto, Ont. – Two projects in Ontario seeking fuel alternatives are getting a $7.5-million boost from the provincial government.

Both projects are trying to develop biofuels made agricultural byproducts, such as manure, instead of from crops.

Most of the funding, $5 million, is going to a research centre at the University of Western Ontario’s experimental field station.

The second project will take place at a London, Ont.,- area farm and focuses on generating green energy from manure and waste water.

Ontario produces close to 50 million tons of biomass a year, which has the potential to produce enough energy to power seven million homes.

Since 2003, the Ontario government has invested more than $600 million in research devoted to green technologies and initiatives.


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