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New program aims to reduce greenhouse gases, foster farm sustainability – The Wave

Jul 4, 2024

Reduced greenhouse gas emissions and improved farm sustainability are the goals of a new agriculture-focused provincial funding program.

The $1.5-million program will offset the cost of feasibility studies for agriculture-focused anaerobic digester development. The sequence of anaerobic digestion involves breaking down biodegradable materials by bacteria without oxygen.

Agriculture Minister Margaret Johnson said New Brunswick farmers are always looking for new tools to generate revenue and help the environment.

“Anaerobic digesters provide an innovative way to reduce waste and generate energy. The Anaerobic Digester Feasibility Studies Funding Program will help farmers plan how they can use this important technology,” said Johnson.

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