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Canada invests $97K in pilot project to reduce emissions in Quebec

Federal funding for the project is provided through Natural Resources Canada's Green Freight Assessment Program

January 28, 2021  by CM Staff

OTTAWA — The Government of Canada announced a $97,000 investment to help a Quebec trucking company lower its fuel costs and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its heavy-duty vehicle fleet.

“Lowering our emissions increases our competitiveness,” Seamus O’Regan Jr., minister of Natural Resources, said in a prepared statement. “Increasing our competitiveness creates more jobs. Projects like this are how we will get to net zero by 2050.”

Transport Matte Ltée of Donnacona, Quebec, used the funding to install 296 SmartWay-certified aerodynamic equipment retrofits, which will reduce the annual GHG emissions of its 135 vehicles by an estimated 250 tonnes and improve the company’s competiveness.

Federal funding for the project is provided through Natural Resources Canada’s Green Freight Assessment Program, which is investing $3.4 million to help companies make data-driven investment decisions to reduce their emissions and fuel costs.

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