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January 6, 2016
FEATURED NEWS: Kruger receives funding for energy projects at Gatineau
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Resolute files NAFTA case over Port Hawkesbury

Resolute Forest Products says government support for the Port Hawkesbury mill in Nova Scotia resulted in the closing of its Laurentide mill in Quebec, and wants US$70 million in damages. >> Read full article

Pratt starts up first Valmet OptiConcept M machine in North America

The first installation in North America of Valmet's OptiConcept M board making line has successfully started up in Indiana. >> Read full article

Five-year forecast calls for lackluster demand for lumber

Eroding timber harvests in key provinces in Canada will result in dramatically lower lumber production, according to the five-year forecast produced by International Wood Markets Group. >> Read full article

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Kruger receives funding for energy projects at Gatineau

Two energy efficiency projects at the Gatineau tissue mill owned by Kruger Products have qualified for $675,000 in financial assistance under the Quebec government’s EcoPerformance program. The mill has reduced its use of heavy fuel oil and gas through a combination of better condensate management and heat recovery. >> Learn More…


U.S. paper producers file litigation over biomass energy

Saying the EPA’s Clean Power Plan does not put biomass on a level playing field with other renewables, the American Forest & Paper Association and the American Wood Council have filed a joint petition for review of the plan. >> Read full article

Fortress Paper appoints new director

Currency expert Gerry Gaetz has joined the Board of Directors of Fortress Paper, while Richard Whittall retired from the board. >> Read full article

PaperWeek Canada releases more program details

Technical sessions covering key pulp and paper processes will continue to be part of PaperWeek Canada and PAPTAC has added a full-day conference on the market pulp sector called PulpEx. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

PaperWeek Canada

February 1-5, 2016
Location: Montreal, QC >> More Info

PwC’s Annual Global Forest & Paper Industry Conference

May 4, 2016
Location: Vancouver, BC >> More Info

International Pulp Week

May 1-4, 2016
Location: Vancouver, BC >> More Info

International Wood Biorefining Week

May 24-26, 2016
Location: Stockholm >> More Info