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BC Hydro provides incentives for mechanical pulp producers

Source: Daily News | 2014-08-05
The B.C. Ministry of Energy and Mines and BC Hydro have introduced a new energy efficiency program aimed at reducing the power costs of mechanical pulp producers. The Power Smart program provides an injection of $100 million over three years...

Biomass power plant at Prince Alberta Pulp indefinitely closed

Source: Daily News | 2014-08-05
The biomass-to-energy operation at the Prince Albert Pulp mill in Saskatchewan has been indefinitely shut down, according to the local newspaper, the Prince Albert Herald. The pulp mill and wood energy plant are owned by Paper Excellence.

Metis groups form joint venture to commercialize Alberta forests

Source: Daily News | 2014-07-23
Active Energy Group Plc, an international supplier of industrial wood chip, timber products and forestry management services, has entered into a joint venture agreement to exclusively commercialize in excess of 100,000 hectares of mature...

Proposals invited for $90 million in IFIT funding

Source: Daily News | 2014-07-02
The federal Minister of Natural Resources, Greg Rickford, invited forest companies to start applying for funding from the $90-million Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) program for projects aimed at innovative commercial-scale...

Start planning now to present at PaperWeek Canada

Source: Daily News | 2014-06-11
A call for papers has been issued for PaperWeek Canada, the major Canadian gathering for the advancement of the pulp and paper industry. The conference takes place February 2-5, 2015, in Montreal.

Dr. Trevor Stuthridge joins FPInnovations as executive vice-president

Source: Daily News | 2014-06-03
An experienced research leader from New Zealand will be responsible for leading FPInnovations’ operations divisions, effective July 1, 2014. Dr. Trevor Stuthridge will join Canada’s forest products research and innovation...

International delegates descend on Prince George for bio-energy conference

Source: Daily News | 2014-06-03
The final program is set for the 6th International Bioenergy Conference and Exhibition, being held in Prince George, B.C., from June 11-13.

Fortress Paper reports Q1 loss and new co-gen contract

Source: Daily News | 2014-05-13
After taking downtime at its Quebec mill for much of the first quarter, Fortress Paper Ltd. reported a 2014 first quarter EBITDA loss of $13.6 million. The Dissolving Pulp Segment, comprised of the Fortress Specialty Cellulose mill in Thurso,...

Idled Fort Frances mill will be permanently closed

Source: Daily News | 2014-05-06
Resolute Forest Products Inc. announced the permanent closure of its previously idled pulp and paper mill in Fort Frances, Ont.

New million-tonne pulp mill planned for Finland

Source: Daily News | 2014-05-06
Metsä Fibre is planning to build a “next-generation bio-product mill” in the Äänekoski, Finland, that will have annual pulp production of 1.3 million tonnes, and will produce a diverse range of bio-products.