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SFK pulp to increase biomass power output

March 31, 2010
By Canadian Biomass

NEWS HIGHLIGHT

SFK pulp to increase biomass power output

SFK Pulp is planning a major turbogenerator project for its Saint-Félicien, Quebec, pulp mill.

Mar.
31, 2010, Longueuil, QC – SFK Pulp is planning a major turbogenerator project
for its Saint-Félicien, Quebec, pulp mill. Using the $20.9-million credit
allocation from the Government of Canada, awarded under the Pulp and Paper
Green Transformation Program, SFK Pulp plans to increase its biomass
energy production. The project will increase the renewable energy production
capacity at the Saint-Félicien mill by nearly 30%, from 33 MW to 42.5 MW.

"Another
step forward towards the realization of the project was taken on February 12
with the signing of an electricity supply agreement with Hydro-Québec. Since
the mill was already self-sufficient in terms of energy, the additional 9.5 MW
of electricity will be sold entirely to Hydro-Québec Distribution beginning in
December 2012," says Pierre Gabriel Côté, president and CEO of SFK Pulp.

Subject
to obtaining all required approvals for this project, SFK Pulp expects to start
engineering work mid-April. Construction will start in 2011 for a duration of approximately
18 months. The new turbogenerator is expected to be operational in December
2012.


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