VANCOUVER, BC, Business In Vancouver –Harmac Pacific in Nanaimo will receive more than $800,000 in provincial funding for a new sludge treatment system that the company says will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the amount of natural gas it needs to burn for its boilers.
Harmac is the first company to be approved for grants under the new CleanBC Industry Fund, which is being funding through carbon tax revenue.
The B.C. government expects to approve $12.5 million under the new fund for 16 projects proposed by various industries to help them adopt technology that reduces their carbon emissions. The government expects the funding to help leverage more than $30 million in private sector investments in things like energy efficiency.