The Climate Action Incentive Fund (CAIF) SME Project stream provides support to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) for retrofit projects in sectors such as Building, Transportation, Industry, Waste, Agriculture, and more. The CAIF program is available to applicants operating in the provinces of Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and New Brunswick. The application period is 90 days starting July 17, 2019, or until funding is exhausted. Renewable energy systems for on-site and own-use are eligible for funding.
The city of Montreal is investing $167 million to establish an RNG plant and generate renewable energy. Once operational, the plant will produce RNG which could create enough renewable gas to power around 3,600 homes. It will see 60,000 tonnes of organic waste processed annually rather than being sent to landfill. The new facility will be one of five organic waste treatment plants Montreal has been planning to build over the last 11 years. Plans include two composting centres, two RNG centres and one pre-treatment centre. The new plant will form part of the province’s goal to have 60% of organic waste processed and treated instead of being diverted to landfills.
On August 2, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs announced a $1.8 million investment that will support research projects to develop new environmental technologies, practices, and on-farm solutions, and foster efficiency and competitiveness in the agri-food sector. The government has provided this investment through the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance, a collaboration with the University of Guelph, to help Ontario’s agri-food and rural sectors innovate and grow.