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Merritt chipper expands operations

Mar. 19, 2010, Merritt, BC – Trace Resources has expanded its local operations by investing in a new electric chipper.


March 19, 2010
By Canadian Biomass

Mar.
19, 2010, Merritt, BC – Trace Resources has expanded its local operations by
investing in a new electric chipper. The electric chipper is cleaner, more
energy-efficient, and more cost-effective than the company’s previous
diesel-powered chipper. The new chipper will be able to process up to 1,800
cubic metres of wood for each 10-hour shift.

“With
our new chipper we’re providing Merritt-area millers with a place to take
residues and, in turn, providing an affordable long-term chip supply for our
customers,” says Ron Racine, who is business partner in Trace Resources with
Dan Eaton.

Trace
Resources has pulp-log supply agreements with Harmac in Nanaimo and Celgar in
Castlegar. Trace Resources also has contracts with Domtar in Kamloops and
Windset Farms in Delta to supply hog fuel. There were supported by forestry
licences to cut and innovated timber sale licences. The latter, introduced by
BC Timber Sales, allow bidders to offer a ‘lump sum’ for the whole licence
area, as opposed to submitting a bid based on volume. This encourages the whole
tree to be used and minimizes waste left in the forest.

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