Vancouver – April 18, 2019 – FPInnovations’ President and CEO Stéphane Renou, today welcomed Western Economic Diversification Canada’s commitment to continue investing in Indigenous communities by allocating $1.65-million to FPInnovations’ B.C. Indigenous Forest Sector Technical Support Program. The federal government also allocated $2.38-million for a Clean Technology project that generates renewable natural gas (RNG) from forest residues.
FPInnovations’ B.C. Indigenous Forest Sector Technical Support Program is aimed at encouraging the economic and social independence, as well as the environmental, cultural, and spiritual sustainability of Indigenous communities in B.C. FPInnovations has provided assistance to Indigenous communities through opportunities in the B.C. forest sector every year since the program’s launch in 2007 by creating, enhancing, or maintaining forest-based businesses, and creating or maintaining more than 600 direct and indirect employment opportunities.
In collaboration with our partners, FPInnovations is also proud to contribute toward solving environmental challenges through the development of new clean technologies. FPInnovations has been supporting RNG development over the last few years; this product builds on the liquefied natural gas (LNG) work currently underway in BC.
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