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Funding boosts sustainable tech projects


Dolbeau-Mistassini, QC & Cambridge ON – Two tech projects for developing clean technology have received funding support of $2.2 million and $750,000, respectively.

In Dolbeau-Mistassini, Sysgaz Inc. is receiving $2.2 million to develop a technology that can transform methane gas collected from landfills into renewable liquefied natural gas (R-LNG). The funding is being provided through Sustainable Development Technology Canada’s (SDTC) SD Tech Fund.

Sysgaz has developed an all-in-one solution that integrates three proprietary technologies — a landfill gas capture and measurement system, a gas upgrading system and a compact and energy-efficient cryogenic system — into a single plant to produce R-LNG. The renewable fuel will be used to fuel off-road equipment and heavy-duty trucks. When compared with diesel, the use of R-LNG could enable a 90 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions.

In Cambridge, CHAR Technologies is receiving $750,000 from the SD Natural Gas Fund to support its SulfaCHAR project, a zero-waste and cost-effective approach to purifying biogas generated in landfills and transforming the byproducts into a valuable sulfur-rich agricultural fertilizer to benefit crop yields. Consortium partners include CHAR Technologies Inc., Boreal Agrominerals Inc., Grober, Kentech Automation, and Marl Creek Renewable.