Cape Breton research centre receives funding for marine waste research

A research centre in Cape Breton is getting $2.4 million in provincial funding to turn marine waste into commercial products.

The Invest Nova Scotia Fund is providing the funding for the Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment at Cape Breton University.

Researchers at the centre have developed technology that turns unused marine biomass into commercial goods for feed, plant and food markets.

Invest Nova Scotia chairman Kenneth Deveau says the project solves a real-world problem, helping fish and food processors divert their waste in a clean and efficient way.