Canadian Manufacturing

Federal government announces $150K for Basques Hardwood Charcoal

This CED support will try and enable the business to increase productivity by purchasing optimized steel ovens.

April 28, 2022   by CM Staff

Hardwood Charcoal. Wikimedia Commons.

SAINT-MATHIEU-DE-RIOUX — On Apr. 28, Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for CED, announced a repayable contribution of $150,236 for Basques Hardwood Charcoal. This CED support will try and enable the business to increase productivity by purchasing optimized steel ovens.

Basques Hardwood Charcoal specializes in manufacturing charcoal to cook food for the consumer and restaurant markets, and biochar for use in horticulture and metallurgy. Through CED’s contribution, the SME will be able to pursue the digital shift it began in 2018 and acquire three new uniquely designed ovens. This purchase will enable Basques Hardwood to manufacture more charcoal and biochar to meet market demand.

“SMEs are at the core of community development and are part of our government’s economic recovery plan. By investing in improved processes at Basques Hardwood Charcoal, our government is following through on its commitments and helping businesses innovate and grow. I am delighted that we are supporting this project of Basques Hardwood, an SME with an undeniable impact on the MRC des Basques’ economic vitality. The success and spin-offs of this innovative project will be felt right across the region and throughout Quebec and Canada.” said Pascale St-Onge, Member of Parliament for Brome–Missisquoi, Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for CED.

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