Envirem Organics Inc. going greener

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Minister Petitpas Taylor poses for a photo with representatives from Envirem
Left to right: Envirem Manufacturing Manager Aaron O’Brian, Director of Sales and Marketing Colin Murray, Plant Manager Sheldon Russell, President Robert Kiely, Minister Petitpas Taylor, Controller Andrew Kimball

February 21, 2023 · Miramichi, New Brunswick · Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

Economic growth and the creation of good jobs for Atlantic Canadians require constant innovation. To develop and grow a sustainable economy, businesses in the region must continue to pursue technology innovations that are good for productivity and the environment.

Today, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA announced a repayable contribution of $437,500 to Envirem Organics Inc. to help the company improve efficiencies and reduce costs in ways that also benefit the environment.

This investment will allow the company to replace an existing diesel grinder with an electric one. The project is expected to save Envirem $370,000 annually and significantly reduce its environmental footprint. 

The Government of Canada is committed to helping more businesses like Envirem Organics Inc. pursue projects that will allow them to scale-up, increase productivity and help grow a greener economy.


“By investing in more environmentally conscious production at Envirem Organics Inc., the Government of Canada is supporting a cleaner and greener economy. We are pleased to partner with businesses who are finding new ways to increase productivity, innovate, and reduce costs while respecting the environment.”

-        The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA.

“Envirem Organics Inc. would like to thank ACOA for its contribution to this project. ACOA's support and partnership over the years has enabled Envirem to significantly expand capacity, automate and experience accelerated growth. This project will reduce fossil fuel consumption, improve efficiency and position us to be more competitive for export markets with our line of sustainable and recycled lawn and garden products, reducing our carbon footprint and support climate change initiatives.”

-        Robert Kiely, President and General Manager, Envirem Organics Inc.

Quick facts

  • Envirem Organics Inc. is a diversified environmental company specializing in manufacturing organic bio-products for the lawn and garden, turf and landscape, organic agriculture and biofuel markets. The company operates eight facilities throughout the Maritimes.

  • The funding announced today is provided through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency’s Regional Economic Growth through Innovation program, which supports projects that promote sustainable community economic development, enhance business development and growth, and facilitate innovation.

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Marianne Blondin
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Official Languages and of the
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Danielle Phillips
Communications Manager
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Robert Kiely
President and General Manager
Envirem Organics Inc.

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