SAINT-TITE, Que. – A pyrolysis plant under construction in Quebec has received $1.5 million in funding from the Quebec government. Xylo-Carbone is building a $6.6-million facility in Saint-Tite, Que., to produce charcoal products from local wood.

Xylo-Carbone is financed by another Quebec manufacturer, Charbon de bois feuille d’érable, which produces charcoal and firewood.

The new facility will produce charcoal for BBQs, biochar for agricultural uses and activated carbon for water and air purification. The company will also perform cutting and sorting of logs on the 15-ha site. The plant is expected to employ 20 people.