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Four more projects, totalling $6.2 million, have been approved by the trustees of the Forestry Innovation Transition Trust (FITT).
Research Nova Scotia will receive $4.1 million to support the implementation of the 2021 research agenda Bringing Focus to Forestry Research, developed for FITT.
The Christmas Tree Council of Nova Scotia will receive $1.1 million to support a tree improvement program.
The Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment will receive $698,500 for Phase 2 of its Bio-technology Acceleration Centre.
MTC Mass Timber Company will receive $325,000 for feasibility testing for commercial production of mass timber in the province.
To date, FITT has committed more than $25 million of the $50-million fund.
The fund may be used by companies, organizations or post-secondary institutions working and researching in the forestry and biological resources sectors, and by forestry workers to access funding for training. The three trustees review the submissions and make spending decisions.
For more information: novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20220720001.