Efficient Grain Dryer
The Efficient Grain Dryer Program is now temporarily suspended, and is not accepting new applications until further funding is available. Please subscribe to receive email updates about the Program here and to be notified when applications are open again.
The Efficient Grain Dryer Program is an energy efficiency program intended to assist producers with reducing the overall energy use on their operations. The program will only fund equipment that shows a significant energy efficiency improvement over standard practice.
Eligible activities include:
Grain dryer and grain drying system components that significantly improve energy efficiency above standard configuration are eligible under the program. These components can be factory options on new equipment or retrofits installed on existing equipment.
See the full funding list here. Examples include:
ü Enclosed Dryer Roof, or Enclosed Dryer Top Cover
ü Automatic Moisture-based Controllers
ü High-Efficiency Burners
ü Variable Speed Drives (VSD) for Electric Motors
ü Grain dryer PTO to Electric Motor Conversion
ü Insulated Plenums
ü Exhaust Air Recirculation Systems
ü Heat Exchangers
ü Gravity-Fill Roofs
ü Electrical or gas submeters on Dryers
ü Temperature and moisture monitoring cables for in-bin drying systems
ü Thermostats or thermometers for plenum or burner temperature control on in-bin drying systems
ü Adapter plates for efficiently fitting external heaters to in-bin drying systems
× Aeration Fans and Ducts
× Supplemental Bin Heaters
× Grain Elevators and Conveyors
× Grain Legs or Grain Pumps
× Hopper Bins
× Conversion from Propane to Natural Gas
× Standard Grain Dryer Configurations
× Additional Tiers
× Readers, software, or data subscriptions for interfacing with moisture and temperature cables
× Equipment that is leased
× Motors that are not for PTO to Electric Conversion
× Installation and labour costs are not eligible under this program.
Program Funding is 50% of Eligible Expenses
Am I eligible for this program?
To be eligible to apply to the Program, a person must be either:
a) an Active Producer operating in Alberta that either:
b) an Active Producer operating in Alberta that submitted an Application under FEAP for grain dryer components, but did not receive funding under FEAP for those grain dryer components.
How do I apply for this program?
Please Note: A valid Alberta Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) is a prerequisite to this program. EFP has implemented a 10-year renewal starting 2018; therefore, an EFP completed more than 10 years before your application date will not be considered valid.
Important Notes from Terms and Conditions:
Though you are not guaranteed funding until your application has been approved, you may proceed before receiving approval with the risk of not receiving funding.
All expenses incurred prior to April 1, 2018 are ineligible.
If your application is NOT approved, you will not be reimbursed for any expenses associated with your project.
Notification will be made to you once a decision has been made.
Please note the following reimbursement requirements:
How do I apply for this program?
Determine whether you are eligible. Refer to the program Terms and Conditions.
Confirm that the proposed expenses are eligible. Eligible items are listed in the Funding List.
Complete the Application Form and send your application and supporting documents by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to:
Efficient Grain Dryer Program
Suite 302, 7000-113 Street
Edmonton Alberta T6H 5T6
Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first serve basis, and will be accepted and reviewed as they are received.
For more information
Phone: 310-FARM (3276)