2008-12-08

Canfor 's Bio Energy Plan Approved By B.C. Hydro

The Canfor Pulp Limited Partnership’s proposal for a bio energy burning plant at the P.G. pulp mill has been given the green light by B.C. Hydro. The project is one of four in phase one of BC Hydro’s Bioenergy call for power. It was one of four proposals presented by Canfor.

"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," said Pat Bell, Minister of Forests and Range.

These bioenergy facilities will use forest-based biomass, including sawmill residue, logging debris, trees killed by mountain pine beetle, and other residual wood, to generate electricity. The four projects will generate enough to power more than 52,000 homes.