Feds fund Cargill for waste processing at High River

The federal government has announced a grant of $10 million to Cargill Meat Solutions for its plant at High River, Alberta.

The funds are for purchase and installation of new equipment designed to safely dispose of specified risk materials (SRM), landfill trash, and compost material to produce energy, while producing energy in the form of steam and electricity.

The government said this new process is also expected to reduce approximately 60 per cent of the plant’s steam load, currently produced using natural gas, and 15 percent of the plant’s electrical load, currently being purchased from the commercial distribution grid.

The funds are delivered under the Slaughter Waste Innovation Program, which makes available $40 million to support use or elimination of specified risk materials, the brain, spinal and other parts associated with the transmission of BSE.

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