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Port Hawkesbury mill to develop bioproducts


February 3, 2014
By Canadian Biomass

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February 3, 2014, Point Tupper, N.S. – The Government of Nova Scotia is investing in the development of bioproducts at the Port Hawkesbury Paper LLC mill.

February 3, 2014, Point Tupper, N.S. – The Government of
Nova Scotia is investing in the development of bioproducts at the Port
Hawkesbury Paper LLC mill.

A test mill will be set up on the site that will extract
sugars from wood fibres for a variety of biochemical products. The test mill is
being developed in cooperation with FPInnovations.

The announcement of the financial support for the project
comes as part of a $1.1 million by the Government of Nova Scotia to help
develop new products and production processes in an attempt to help strengthen
the forest industry in the province. The investment will help support eight
initiatives in Nova Scotia.

“We are very proud to be associated with the Nova Scotia
government as they lead the way in forest sector innovation across the Atlantic
Provinces,” said Pierre LaPointe, CEO of FPInnovations. “These projects run a
broad gamut across all aspects of the forest sector from investigating the
impact of Nova Scotia’s harvesting guidelines to improving yields at hardwood
sawmills to converting wood to biochemicals.” 

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