29. July 2021 Meghan Sapp

Alberta invests C$4.7M in Lethbridge biodiesel project

In Canada, Alberta’s government is using C$4.7 million from the TIER fund through Emissions Reduction Alberta to create a C$28.6-million facility in Lethbridge County that will produce an estimated 70 million liters of high-value renewable fuel. This facility will be the first of its kind in Canada, turning local agricultural waste, inedible animal fats and used cooking oil into biodiesel fuel and glycerin.

The facility will buy more than C$375 million of local feedstock from farmers over the next five years, generating about C$500 million in revenue and supporting up to 130 local jobs in fields like engineering, construction and transportation. It will also cut about 224,000 metric tons of emissions each year – the same as reducing emissions from the electricity used by 41,000 homes.