Sustainability

Jan. 23, 2017 - ADI Systems says it has been awarded a contract for a large wastewater treatment project at Lake Utopia Paper located in New Brunswick, adding that once complete, the system will be the largest single ADI-BVF reactor in the world.
An effluent leak in June 2014 has led to a fine of $225,000 for Northern Pulp Nova Scotia, according to CBC News. The pulp mill pleaded guilty to a charge under the federal Fisheries Act.
Terrapure Environmental has acquired Consolidated Giroux Environment Inc. of Charlo, N.B. The purchase bolsters Terrapure’s onsite services to the mining, refinery, municipal and pulp and paper sectors.
Cascades announced on World Water Day that it has exceeded its 2015 target for reducing its water consumption. The packaging and tissue manufacturer had as an objective to decrease wastewater output of its plants to 10.6 cubic meters of water per tonne of products by the end of the 2013–2015 Sustainable Development Plan.
Northern Pulp Nova Scotia has notified the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia of its withdrawal of the appeal of its Industrial Approval (IA). This withdrawal is the result of Nova Scotia Minister of Environment’s decision on outstanding items within Northern Pulp’s IA for the operation of the Pictou County pulp mill.
 Twin Rivers Paper Company was fined $320,000 on December 18 in New Brunswick Provincial court after pleading guilty to offences under the Fisheries Act related to a spill of evaporator condensate from its mill in Edmundston, N.B.
Mar. 14, 2017 - Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre and FPInnovations have announced three winners in the initial stage of the FPInnovations-ARCTIC Forest Inventory Challenge — Arbonaut Oy, Lim Geomatics Inc., and Object Raku Technology — a program designed to accelerate innovative technologies to support sustainable forest managements and job creation.
Mar. 7, 2017 - Apparel giant VF Corporation has released its first ever Forest Derived Materials Policy, which sets formal guidelines for the company’s purchasing preferences and use of sustainable forest materials and products.
Feb. 21, 2017 - B.C. Premier Christy Clark has announced $150 million for the Forest Enhancement Society of British Columbia to plant tens of millions more trees, which will help fight climate change and create more than 3,000 jobs in rural British Columbia.
Feb. 6, 2017 - National tree planting charity Tree Canada announced a more than $1-million investment to restore the forests destroyed by the devastating Fort McMurray wildfires last year. Following overwhelming support from corporate partners and everyday Canadians, Tree Canada announced that plantings will begin this spring.
Jan. 17, 2017 - Wetlands and waterfowl in Canada’s boreal forest will be the beneficiaries of a new program launched by Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) and forestry sector leaders.
Jan. 16, 2017 - Resolute says it will donate $1 million over five years to assist with the creation of an industrial research chair sponsored by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada at the University of Quebec at Chicoutimi (UQAC).
Mar. 14, 2017 - The federal government is committing up to $20 million to support clean energy projects at the pre-commercialization stage. As part of a $40-million joint initiative that will be matched by British Columbia, the investment aims to help companies with innovative projects at the prototype, field testing and demonstration stages.
Feb. 28, 2017 - Airex Energy officially inaugurated its biomass torrefaction plant, located in the La Prade industrial park in Bécancour, Que.
Jan. 17, 2017 - CO2 Solutions, a provider of enzyme-enabled carbon capture technology, has hired independent Canadian consulting engineering firm BBA to support its first commercial installation, the Saint-Félicien, Que., pulp mill and greenhouse carbon capture project.
Dec. 20, 2016 - Last week, Resolute and Toundra Greenhouse leadership, accompanied by the premier of Quebec, government officials and local business partners, officially inaugurated the greenhouse complex destined to become the largest in Quebec.
Ontario Power Generation’s diverse generating sources, including two biomass-fueled stations in Atikokan and Thunder Bay, ensured Northwestern Ontario had the power it needed during this hot summer.
Renowned environmentalist David Suzuki weighed in on the complex issue of biofuel sustainability, finding no one-size-fits-all solution.
Mar. 21, 2017 - The theme of the 2017 United Nations International Day of Forests is Forests and Energy.
Jan. 4, 2017 - Pindo Deli Pulp and Paper Mills, a business unit of Asia Pulp and Paper Group (APP), says it is introducing a “further innovation” to save energy and natural resources in its production process. In collaboration with the IDH Sustainable Trade Initiative, Pindo Deli is incorporating the new Clean Manufacturing Program (CMP) into the production process for its paper, tissue and packaging products.
Dec. 19, 2016 - The Associated Press is reporting that Greenpeace and WWF have suspended their relationship with Asia Pacific Resources International (APRIL), a top Indonesian pulp and paper company, saying it didn’t live up to promises to improve its environmental record.
Dec. 13, 2016 - At Domtar, we talk a lot about how people are at the root of healthy forests. And it’s true — working with small landowners who are committed to sustainably managing their forests for future generations has a tangible impact on the environment.
Dec. 6, 2016 - Domtar’s Windsor, Que., mill picked up two accolades last month for sustainable forest management.
Dec. 6, 2016 - The Canadian and Quebec governments are providing $12.5 million to White Birch Paper’s Papier Masson mill to help introduce a new process to produce wood fibre for the production of wood-plastic composites, the first project of its kind in North America they say.

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