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Domtar Gets Largest Share Of $1-Billion Green Transformation Allocations


October 1, 2009
By Pulp & Paper Canada

OTTAWA — The federal government announced the allocation of credits to pulp producers under its Pulp and Paper Green Transformation Program on Oct. 9. Twenty-four companies, representing 38 pulp and …

OTTAWA — The federal government announced the allocation of credits to pulp producers under its Pulp and Paper Green Transformation Program on Oct. 9. Twenty-four companies, representing 38 pulp and paper mills across Canada, have qualified for credits.

Eligible companies will now have access to funding under the $1-billion program to invest in capital projects that improve their environmental performance. Credits were awarded based on an allocation of $0.16/litre of black liquor produced.

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To determine their eligibility for black liquor credits, companies were asked to register with the program and report on their black liquor production by September 18, 2009. At the close of this registration period, the government verified production reports prepared by companies and calculated the amount of credits to be allocated to eligible companies.

It is expected that firms will begin to receive funding for projects in late 2009 or early 2010. Eligible firms can invest their credits in any of their pulp and paper facilities across Canada.

Qualified companies must now submit project proposals for their facilities. Each project will be subject to a federal environmental assessment. In addition, contribution agreements will be negotiated for projects under the program.

More details about the program and its eligibility requirements are available at

cfs.nrcan.gc.ca/subsite/pulp-paper-green-transformation


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