PUSLINCH – Michael Chong, MP for Wellington–Halton Hills, announced an investment of up to $135,000 for Biorem Inc. from the federal government under Canada’s Economic Action Plan. Biorem employs 41 people at its Puslinch location.

“Our government is committed to creating jobs and supporting the people, communities and businesses of southern Ontario,” said MP Michael Chong. “This investment will provide an immediate economic stimulus while supporting Biorem’s research and application of technology.”

“Biorem is pleased & excited to receive funding through the Southern Ontario Development Program,” said Peter Bruijns, President and CEO of Biorem. “This funding will support our research and development efforts as we continue to grow our business through future product expansions in the air emissions control industry.”

Biorem is a clean technology company that designs, manufactures and distributes a comprehensive line of high-efficiency air emissions control systems used to eliminate odors, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). Biorem was established in 1991, and has quickly grown by providing some of the most technologically advanced biofiltration systems in the industry. Biorem customers are primarily located in Canada and the United States, where most of the more than 600 installations are located. In 2009 Biorem opened an office in Beijing, China to help establish and grow its international business. Biorem’s international installations continue to flourish, and currently include China, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, South Africa, Israel, Peru, Chile and Mexico.

Funding for this project comes from the Southern Ontario Development Program (SODP), under which further innovation and commercialization will occur which will creates jobs. The SODP was established to promote economic development, economic diversification, job creation and sustainable communities in southern Ontario. The SODP is just one in a series of initiatives introduced in the Government of Canada’s Economic Action Plan designed to address the short-term effects of the global recession on communities across Canada, while preparing our communities for long-term growth. For more information on Canada’s Economic Action Plan, please visit www.actionplan.gc.ca.