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Red Leaf Pulp to build $350M straw pulp plant in Regina


June 1, 2021
By P&PC Staff

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Red Leaf Pulp will locate its initial wheat straw-based pulp plant in Regina, Sask.

The company has secured properties on the west side of Regina and will begin construction of the $350-million facility in early 2022.

The plant will have the capacity to produce approximately 182,000 tonnes of market pulp annually from waste wheat straw collected and aggregated from local producers.

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This represents a $350-million direct investment in the local community and is expected to create 110 permanent full-time jobs, and 250 jobs during construction.

“Red Leaf is delighted to be locating in Regina and we look forward to working with the community, local businesses and the region’s growers. Our project provides an opportunity to enhance the utilization of existing resources and diversify revenue sources in the ag-industry while creating a lower-carbon future,” says Martin Pudlas, CEO of Red Leaf Pulp, in a statement.

“We want to thank communities across Saskatchewan for their support, interest and assistance during the location evaluation process. Ultimately Regina’s proximity to major infrastructure and a significant workforce were key considerations in our choice for the initial plant site.”