Canada to invest USD 60m in wind facilities, USD 18m in biodiesel plant
(ADPnews) - Sep 15, 2010 - The Canadian government will support two wind farms at the Atlantic coast with USD 60 million (EUR 46m) and will spend further USD 18.3 million in a biodiesel plant in Quebec, Canadian natural resources minister Christian Paradis said yesterday.
The government finances the green projects under its clean energy programmes ecoENERGY for Renewable Power, with a CAD 1.5 billion budget (USD 1.4bn/EUR 1bn), and ecoENERGY for Biofuels, with the same budget amount.
The L'Anse-a-Valleau wind farm consists of 67 turbines, with capacity of up to 100 MW. The Carleton wind farm comprises 73 turbines and has a capacity of 109.5 MW. They are both located on the Gaspe Peninsula at the Atlantic coast and are operated by Canadian wind energy company Cartier Wind Energy Inc.
The Biocardel Quebec plant will be located in Quebec and will produce about 40 million litres (10.57 million gallons) of biodiesel per year.