Edmonton Cannabis Grower Teams With University of Alberta to Turn Waste Into Energy

Article by Kevin Maimann,

Edmonton pot grower teams with University of Alberta to turn waste into energy By KEVIN MAIMANNStarMetro Edmonton Atlas Growers announced the Cannabis Waste Project partnership Wednesday, which will develop strategies for the on-site treatment and handling of cannabis waste that could convert it into electricity. (TIJANA MARTIN / CANADIAN PRESS FILE)

An Edmonton-based cannabis company is partnering with the University of Alberta to make the green stuff even greener.

Atlas Growers announced the Cannabis Waste Project partnership Wednesday, which will develop strategies for the on-site treatment and handling of cannabis waste that could convert it into electricity.

The project will also explore solutions to responsible water management practices in cannabis production.
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“Take the buds off, you’re left with a bunch of different fibre there, what are you going to do with it?” said Jim Hole, VP of cultivation with Atlas.
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“We want to be at the forefront of the research on this and see if we can take that product and utilize it for other purposes. So the only way to do that is to get these top-notch researchers from a top-notch institution like the U of A to collaborate with them on it.”
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The partnership will operate under the provincial Alberta Innovates Climate Change Innovation and Technology Framework (CCITF) and the Clean Technology Development (CTD) program.

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