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$2.3M for biomass project in Yukon

This project will be the largest biomass project in Whitehorse and one of the largest in Yukon

March 5, 2020  by Cleantech Canada Staff

On March 4, federal officials announced up to $2.3M toward connecting an existing biomass heating system currently used at the Whitehorse Correctional Centre to two additional public buildings in the Yukon city: the Young Offenders Facility and Takhini Haven.

Environment and Climate Change Canada says the clean heating system will reduce emissions by 82%.

“We are proud to invest in the Government of Yukon’s Whitehorse biomass district heating system,” said Jonathan Wilkinson, minister of Environment and Climate Change. “This project will reduce emissions, make the air cleaner to breathe and create good jobs for Northerners. This project will also serve as an important case study that can encourage more biomass projects in the future.”

This project will be the largest biomass project in Whitehorse and one of the largest in Yukon.

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