Canadian Biomass Magazine

Aurora pellet plant one step closer

March 3, 2014
By Scott Jamieson

March 3, 2014, Hay River, NWT - A proposed wood pellet plant in the Northwest Territories took one step closer to becoming a reality, as part of the fibre supply was secured.

According to a report in The Hub, Aurora Wood Pellet’s main proponent Brad Mapes breathed a sigh of
relief last week as Fort Resolution took a significant step towards
supplying raw material for a proposed wood pellet mill in Enterprise. On Feb. 19, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on forest industry development in the area was signed in Yellowknife.


“Now we have to start talking about harvesting companies,” said
Mapes, “But this gives us the first community to start harvesting and
that’s probably the biggest step in this whole process.”



The MOU was signed by Environment and Natural Resources Minister
Michael Miltenberger on behalf of the GNWT, Deninu Ku’e First Nation
Chief Louis Balsillie, and Kara King, president of the Fort Resolution
Metis Council. Read more details here.

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