Officials have announced the construction of a new USD 57 million waste transformation plant in Quebec City. The plant will help reduce green-house gas emissions. Construction of the plant, which will convert organic matter such as table scraps into biofuel, is expected to begin this summer. The bulk of the cost will be paid for by the city, with the federal government kicking in USD 17.7 million and the province adding an additional USD 16.5 million. Construction of the plant is expected to be completed in 2013.