Business & Policy
New intake for adoption stream of Ag Clean Tech Program announced
May 23, 2023 By Top Crop Manager
To help agricultural producers make their operations more sustainable, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau has announced a new intake of the Agricultural Clean Technology (ACT) Program: Adoption Stream will open on June 1.
This new intake of the ACT Adoption Stream will provide non-repayable grants between $25,000 and $2 million to help producers purchase and install equipment that reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or provides other associated environmental benefits.
The ACT Program is focused on three priority areas:
- green energy and energy efficiency;
- precision agriculture; and
- bioeconomy solutions.
To date, the 249 projects announced under the ACT Program total up to $95.8 million. As an example, Entosystem Inc. of Drummondville, Que., received $2 million under the ACT Adoption Stream to purchase and install state-of-the-art, energy-efficient technologies and equipment to streamline production of insect-based products to be used in animal feed and fertilizer.
This new intake of the ACT Adoption Stream will prioritize investments that respond to environmental sustainability and have the greatest potential to generate measurable GHG, fertilizer and methane emission reductions in line with Government of Canada targets.
“We are committed to supporting agricultural producers in their efforts to reduce their climate footprint,” Bibeau said in a press release. “The Agricultural Clean Technology Program makes it more accessible to acquire equipment that will make Canadian agriculture increasingly sustainable.”
Eligible applicants from across Canada will be able to submit applications for this intake from June 1 until June 22 and are encouraged to apply immediately. Organizations who have received Adoption Stream funding in the past are not eligible to apply to this new funding opportunity.