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Kenora mill considers biomass energy

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Kenora mill considers biomass energy
A Kenora, Ontario, lumber mill is exploring the possibility of generating its own power from wood waste.


February 10, 2010
By Canadian Biomass

Feb. 10,
2010, Kenora, ON – A Kenora, Ontario, lumber mill is
exploring the possibility of generating its own power from wood waste. Kenora
Forest Products
is studying the feasibility of establishing a biomass energy
plant and wood pellet production facility at the mill, with funding assistance
of $24,218 from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) under
its Northern Energy Program. The mill annually produces 80 million feet of
building studs from spruce, pine, and fir.

“Our
government recognizes the need to find practical solutions to meet renewable
energy demands and the importance of tapping our wood resources to their
fullest,” says Michael Gravelle, minister of northern development, mines, and
forestry, and chair of the NOHFC. “This project has the potential to promote
economic growth and create new jobs in the Kenora area.”

Click to read about the Provincial Wood Supply Competitive Process.

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