B.C. Hydro supports bioenergy projects
December 9, 2008 By Pulp & Paper Canada
Canfor’s proposal for a bioenergy plant at its Prince George mill has been approved by B.C. Hydro. According …
Canfor’s proposal for a bioenergy plant at its Prince George mill has been approved by B.C. Hydro. According to a recent report by the Prince George Citizen, the project represents one of four in the first phase of the Crown Corporation’s bioenergy call for power. Canfor submitted a total of four proposals.
“These projects are a tremendous opportunity to create new jobs and diversify the forest economy for B.C. communities through better utilization of the wood waste resource,” the Citizen reported Pat Bell, Minister of Forest and Range for the province as saying.
A combination of forest-based biomass, including wood killed by the mountain pine beetle, will fuel the bioenergy facility. Together, they will generate enough power for more than 52,000 homes, the Citizen confirmed.
Domtar’s Green Energy Project in Kamloops, BC and Zellstoff Celgar’s Green Energy Project in Castlegar, BC also received approval for their proposals from B.C. Hydro.
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