Organics Infrastructure Program
The Organics Infrastructure Program intake has closed and twelve projects have been announced. Additional projects are expected to come on board in the coming months.
In December 2017, the Government of Canada announced it is providing 'Low Carbon Economy Funding' to the Province of B.C. in support of projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The B.C. Government has identified matching funds to support organic waste processing infrastructure to increase municipal organics diversion and management of agricultural waste. The Organics Infrastructure Program combines $10 million of federal funding from the Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund, $10 million of provincial funding, and a $10 million contribution from recipients and/or their partners.
The Organics Infrastructure Program facilitates the investment of $30 million towards organics processing infrastructures in British Columbia, such as composting facilities or anaerobic digesters. The infrastructure will divert unprocessed municipal organic waste from landfills and/or agricultural waste from direct land application, with the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions associated with this funding opportunity will be determined using the following tools:
- Greenhouse Gas Calculator (XLS)
- GHG Calculator Guide (PDF)
- Transportation Emissions Calculator (XLS)