The government of Alberta on July 27 announced C$4.7 million in support for Canary Biofuels’ 70 MMly (18.49 MMgy) biorefinery that will convert agriculture waste, inedible animal fats and used cooking oil into biodiesel and glycerin.
The C$4.7 in funding is being sourced from the TIER fund through Emissions Reduction Alberta. The TIER system is funded by industries that pay into the fund when they do not meet emissions targets.
The C$28.6 million dollar facility will be located in Lethbridge County, a region approximately 150 miles southeast of Calgary. The facility is expected to be operational later this year.