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Cariboo Pulp & Paper receives $135K from FESBC to move pulp fibre


February 4, 2021
By P&PC Staff

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Cariboo Pulp & Paper will receive a grant from the Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC) to use fibre that would otherwise be burned as slash.

The mill, located in Quesnel, B.C., will get $135,000 from FESBC’s $3-million round of funding to transport about 9,122 cubic metres of low-value pulp fibre in the Cariboo region back to the mill to manufacture pulp. This low-value fibre is normally uneconomical to move.

The latest round of funding supports 15 different projects in different regions of the province, with individual grant amounts ranging from $6,000 to $663,748.

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The projects will allow about 250,000 cubic metres of post-harvest waste wood to be used in the production of pulp, wood pellets, electricity and compost for soil remediation.