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Cargill scheme to generate 1.4MW from beef processing waste

Waste from Cargill's meat processing facility in Alberta, Canada, will be used to fuel a waste-to-energy plant that will boost the proportion of renewable energy used by the site to around 80%.  Once it is operating, the plant will produce 1.4 megawatts of power and eliminate 21,000 metric tons of fossil fuel emissions annually [nb. The report isn’t clear whether it is US or metric tonnes,and whether the CO2 or something else is being measured]. Approximately $10 million (Canadian dollars) of the $36 million total will be provided by the Canadian government of Canada as part of its initiative to help meat processors reduce their environmental footprint.

Waste from Cargill's meat processing facility in Alberta, Canada, will be used to fuel a waste-to-energy plant that will boost the proportion of renewable energy used by the site to around 80%.  Once it is operating, the plant will produce 1.4 megawatts of power and eliminate 21,000 metric tons of fossil fuel emissions annually [nb. The report isn’t clear whether it is US or metric tonnes,and whether the CO2 or something else is being measured]. Approximately $10 million (Canadian dollars) of the $36 million total will be provided by the Canadian government of Canada as part of its initiative to help meat processors reduce their environmental footprint.

 

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