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Research project to examine conversion of crop residue

Ottawa, ON – Research into converting crop residue into green building supplies, biofuels and other value-added products is receiving funding support from the federal government in a partnership agreement with Olds AgTech Industries.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is providing $116,375 from the Advancing Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food program (ACAAF) for research into ways farmers can convert crop residue, such as a straw and chaff, into standardized materials that can be used for oilsands soil remediation, erosion control, hydroponic mulch, and solid fuels such as fire logs.

“The results of this study will benefit not only the bio-industry, but also the producers who will have a market for their crop residue,” said Blair Wright, president of Olds AgTech Industries.