Federal government announces a contribution of over $54K to Malterre
by CM Staff
Malterre specializes in manufacturing traditional crackers from spent microbrewery grain.
RIVIÈRE-DU-LOUP — On Mar. 8, Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for CED, took advantage of International Women’s Day to announce a repayable contribution of $54,720 for Malterre (9423-9704 Québec inc.). This CED support will enable the business to acquire equipment that is better suited to the semi-industrial manufacturing of its spent grain crackers.
As such, to improve its production capacity and productivity, the family-run SME will purchase an automated rolling mill, ovens, and an automated divider. It will also be able to make leasehold improvements to its new facilities.
Malterre specializes in manufacturing traditional crackers from spent microbrewery grain. The business recovers waste malt grain from beer manufacturing, transforming it into an eco-friendly product that is high in fibre and vegetable protein. Its project will lead to the creation of two jobs and to the development of skills and a distinctive know-how in the region.
“The ingenuity and know-how of our women entrepreneurs gradually leads to the development and marketing of greener products—I witnessed this recently when I met Malterre’s founders. On this International Women’s Day, I am delighted to highlight the contribution being made by an SME led by three women entrepreneurs who are committed to the environment and health. Our contribution will enable them to develop their innovative nutrition-focused project fostering a circular economy. There is no doubt the success and spin-offs from this business will have an impact on the Bas‑Saint‑Laurent region’s food self-sufficiency. All my congratulations to the Malterre team!” said Pascale St-Onge, Member of Parliament for Brome–Missisquoi, Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for CED.