The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has announced two Green Municipal Fund (GMF) grants totaling $700,000 to the City of Edmonton. The city has invested this funding in supporting innovative waste processing and street sand recycling projects.
With GMF support, the City of Edmonton has helped to advance technology for the gasification of Edmonton’s municipal solid waste. The City of Edmonton has also extended its 10-year GMF-funded street sand recycling pilot project to research ways to extract salt from the water that is used to wash recovered street sand.
The Green Municipal Fund has invested over $1.8 million in Edmonton to date. The city will share information and results of the two GMF-supported initiatives with other Canadian municipalities that could benefit from the new technologies.
The Government of Canada has endowed the Federation of Canadian Municipalities with $550 million to establish and manage the Green Municipal Fund. The Fund supports partnerships and leveraging of both public and private sector funding to reach higher standards of air, water and soil quality, and climate protection.
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