Minnedosa, Manitoba – Husky Energy’s plant in Minnedosa, Manitoba will receive up to $72.8 million in federal funding to support the production of ethanol. The funding is part of the Government of Canada’s ecoENERGY for Biofuels program, which is intended to help stabilize the Canadian renewable fuel industry, support job creation, and stimulate the local economy.
“The ecoENERGY for Biofuels program is an important sustainable development for the future of the Canadian ethanol industry,” said John Lau, president and CEO of Husky Energy. “The ethanol industry is also important to the people of Minnedosa, Western Canadian grain growers, and the country at large. Husky has been a pioneer in developing this renewable fuel source to help reduce vehicle greenhouse gas emissions.”
The announcement was made by Vic Towes, president of the Treasury Board, on behalf of the Minister of Natural Resources.