A not-for-profit organization who has already distributed $217 million in four years to clean technology projects has earmarked $40 million for Alberta farms with plans to reduce greenhouse gasses.
The Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC) announced plans Wednesday to support biological projects to cut CO2 emissions produced by farming and livestock management, forestry, and municipal and industrial waste management.
A project reducing greenhouse gas emissions linked to fertilizer use is already receiving funding from the group.
The Calgary Herald reports the CCEMC is funded with money from the Climate Change and Emissions Management Fund, a fund Alberta’s big industrial emitters pay into to comply with Alberta’s climate change legislation.
Although technology used to reduce emissions can be developed globally, they must be applicable in Alberta to qualify for the funding. Applications must be submitted to the CCEMC by February 21, 2014.