Lakeland Mills has signed a five year contract with the University of Northern B.C. to provide wood waste for the bioenergy facility at UNBC.
The Lakeland sawmill uses trees that mostly originate from an area within a 70 km radius of Prince George. Currently, trees killed by the mountain pine beetle account for about three-quarters of the mill’s intake. Lakeland is one of the operations in the Sinclar Group, which also controls wood processing facilities in Vanderhoof and Fort St. James.
"Sinclar Group Forest Products, through its Lakeland Mills operation, is excited to be working with UNBC to supply hog fuel for the Nexterra gasification system,” says Greg Stewart, Sinclar President. “We have been operating in Prince George since 1962 and remain committed to promoting community development. Sinclar Group is proud to support the university in furthering its position as Canada's Green University while establishing Northern British Columbia as a bioenergy centre of excellence."