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Heat networks, biomass boiler among Papasay sawmill’s expansion projects

November 1, 2022
By Canadian Biomass staff

Photo: Papasay Value-Added Wood Products.

Papasay Value-Added Wood Products sawmill operation in northwestern Ontario is expanding its site and adding heat networks and new equipment thanks to federal funding for their project.

The Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario is putting $1.7 million into the sawmill operation, owned and staffed by the Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek.

The funds will support new and expanded heat networks and sewer and water installations, the purchase and installation of new equipment including saws, a molder, and a kiln, the completion of a biomass boiler and processing centre, and comprehensive worker training, including safety and operations instruction.

“Papasay Value-Added Wood Products (Papasay Sawmill) is a critical economic anchor for our community, and it still has a lot of room for growth. FedNor’s support is helping us to ensure that the Papasay Sawmill can maximize its production, which will help our community meet its ambitious development goals moving forward,” Jordan Hatton, director of economic development, Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek, said in a statement.


The expansion project will create three new jobs and maintain three existing positions.

Read about the Papasay sawmill here.

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