Case study - Fromagerie Boivin

Fromagerie Boivin is a family business founded in 1939 that makes some of Quebecers’ favourite cheeses. When the La Baie factory was consumed by flames in 2011, company directors decided to start fresh.

Fromagerie Boivin received grants of

$100,000

Annual savings of Fromagerie Boivin are

$100,000

Cleaner, more performance and less costly

Before the fire, the factory used biomass and heating oil to power production. Equipment maintenance was demanding and the emissions went against the sustainable development values advocated by the company . The 2011 disaster provided an opportunity to rethink their energy mix and consider a cleaner and more cost-effective energy.

After assessing the possibility of Fromagerie Boivin converting to natural gas, Gaz Métro proposed extending its distribution network 3 km so that they could install new natural gas boilers. The results are annual savings of $100,000 that can be reinvested in improving the factory’s productivity and reduced greenhouse gas emissions that make for a more positive energy and environmental balance.