Drayton Valley biocomposites plant begins operation

Canadian Biomass
January 24, 2014
Written by Canadian Biomass
January 24, 2014, Drayton Valley, Alta. – The Biocomposites Group plant in Drayton Valley has begun its initial phase of operation, making biocomposite fibre mats for the automotive industry.

According to the report in the Edmonton Journal the Biocomposities Group, which is a division of Tekle Technical Services (TTS) of Edmonton, is using wood waste in the construction of mats that will be used in trim and door panels. In Europe, both Mercedes and Audi are using this material to save weight in its automobiles.

Dan Madlung, a former manager for forest products manufacturer Canfor, is leading the Biocomposites Group. Some of the equipment being used in the manufacturing of the car parts comes from Canfor’s shuttered mill in Vancouver. The company also received a $4.5 million grant from the Forest Industry Transformation (FIT) Program.

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