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Media Release

 September 13, 2017

Get Connected to Chatham-Kent, Land of Opportunity

A crowd of people gather to hear the announcement regarding $3.7 Million loan from the federal government in Truly Green Farms

“This week’s announcement along the Bloomfield Road corridor is another signal it is a growing hub of innovation with a prominent concentration of highly qualified people developing and adopting new energy concepts,” said Geoff Wright – Economic Development Officer at the Municipality of Chatham-Kent. “Our companies take your ideas and bring them to life, Chatham-Kent where global leaders do business.”

A $3.7 million loan from the federal government announced Monday will close the loop on an $8-million project to send waste heat and carbon dioxide from Greenfield Global’s corn-based alcohol producing plant to Truly Green Farms’ greenhouse facility across the road. The greenhouse also sees a future where the organic waste from their production could be used as feedstock for new biofuels that could be exported globally.

Chatham-Kent manufacturers and agri-producers understand your needs. We are home to trained professionals with vast experience in custom machining, precision componentry, specialty testing manufacturers and system builders that cultivate success within the agriculture sector, automotive sector, oil, gas and chemical sectors and the transportation sector. They can handle your stringent quality and exotic material requirements.

Chatham-Kent boasts over 2,000 innovative growers of more than 70 different crops. Nestled in the fertile soil of southern Ontario Canada, we have a mean annual temperature 9.6 ͦ C with a 215 day growing season. Currently, 90% of our 607,385 acres of land (2,435 km2) is dedicated to agriculture. 

We are builders, makers and problem solvers with an experienced workforce, fertile soil, excellent climate and access to US $18 Trillion North American market.


For more information contact:
Geoff Wright, Economic Development Officer
Economic Development Services
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
519-351-7700 extension 2033

Media Contact:
Andrea Duchene
Marketing and Communications Officer
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
519-351-7700 extension 2031

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017
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