Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence


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2008 Listowel Regional Award Winner

 

Enviro Mushroom Farm Inc. – Halton Region

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John Wilkinson, Minister of Research and Innovation and MPP for Perth-Wellington; Anna Sung

John Wilkinson, Minister of Research and Innovation and MPP for Perth-Wellington; Anna Sung

Getting all steamed up means better mushrooms and reduced energy costs at this farm in Halton Region.  Steam from two boilers sterilizes the material in which mushrooms are grown.  The wasted heat in the steam and hot water from an auto-clave chamber is recycled to provide energy and heat for the farm.  To save more costs, the system was constructed from recycled parts.  The mushrooms are moister, the monthly energy bill is down by $7,000 and business is booming.


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