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Government Of Canada Investing In Innovation At Cape Breton University

Rodger Cuzner, Member of Parliament for Cape Breton – Canso, was joined by the Honourable Mark Eyking, Member of Parliament for Sydney – Victoria, today to announce a more than $1.1 million investment to the Cape Breton University’s Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and Environment for a project that supports research and development to degrade organic matter commonly found in food processing wastewater. The funding is being provided through ACOA’s Atlantic Innovation Fund.

The resulting technologies will enable clean water to be discharged into the environment. The final product will be marketed as a stand-alone water treatment device for use in various sized environments from small commercial operations to larger industrial operations. This technology is intended to result in cost effective remediation solutions for a variety of food and beverage processors. ACOA’s innovation programming, which includes the Atlantic Innovation Fund and the Business Development Program, responds to the evolving needs of Atlantic businesses and researchers. It is designed to help bring to market new products, technologies and services that will improve the competitiveness and productivity of the Atlantic economy. The programs also support small
and medium-sized enterprises across the region to acquire or adapt innovative technologies that can improve their productivity and competitiveness, while also enabling them to build the skills they need to innovate and compete in today’s global economy.