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Terrace Bay Pulp fined $275,000 for fatal explosion

More details about the blow tank explosion that killed one worker at Terrace Bay Pulp Inc. in 2011 emerged as the company had its day in court on April 4. The company pleaded guilty to failing to take reasonable precautions, and has been fined...
Apr 7, 2014 3:52PM


Ensyn planning commercial-scale production of biofuels in Ontario

Ensyn is undertaking a $4-million expansion to upgrade its existing production facility in Renfrew to a dedicated biofuels facility with enhanced production capacity of 13 million litres/year of a liquid biofuel that can be used as a heating...
Apr 7, 2014 3:47PM


Domtar and Resolute take Safest Mill honors

The safest pulp and paper mills in Canada last year were Domtar’s Windsor, Que., pulp and paper mill, Resolute Forest Products’ Thunder Bay, Ont., operation, and Resolute’s paper mill in Amos, Que.
Apr 4, 2014 1:31PM


Resolute to install continuous digester at Calhoun paper mill

Resolute Forest Products Inc. has announced a US$105 million upgrade to its Calhoun, Tennessee, pulp and paper mill, including the installation of a modern continuous pulp digester and other wood chip processing equipment. When completed by...
Apr 1, 2014 2:34PM


Biomass gasification plant serves transportation sector

A Valmet-supplied gasification plant at GoBiGas (Gothenburg Biomass Gasification Project) will produce biomethane gas by gasifying forest residues and wood pellets. The biomethane is similar to natural gas and will primarily be used in the...
Apr 1, 2014 2:27PM


Falling Canadian dollar is positive for pulp and wood products

A depreciating Canadian dollar is generally credit positive for Canadian companies, says Moody's Investors Service. The industrial sectors that are benefitting the most from the Canadian dollar's decline to $0.90 are exploration and production...
Apr 1, 2014 1:38PM


Fortress Paper receives deferral on Investissement Quebec loan

Fortress Paper Ltd. has been granted a deferral on its upcoming principal payment under its $102.4 million project financing loan with Investissement Quebec relating to its Fortress Specialty Cellulose Mill.
Apr 1, 2014 11:38AM


Archambault continues to lead PAPTAC

Daniel Archambault, executive vice-president of Kruger Inc., has been re-elected as chairman of PAPTAC for 2014.
Apr 1, 2014 11:05AM


SCA first Swedish company to issue "green" bond

Swedish tissue producer SCA has raised SEK 1.5 bn through a green bond issue. The bond proceeds will be used for investments in projects with a positive environmental impact.
Mar 26, 2014 8:25AM


Resolute expands its eco-conscious Align paper grades

Resolute Forest Products continues to expand its Align™ brand of environmentally responsible and budget-friendly papers by adding two more superbrite grades, Hybrid and Alternative, to the company's existing offerings. The Align grades...
Mar 26, 2014 8:00AM


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