Two Feathers Forest Products receives federal funding
September 1, 2009
By Canadian Biomass
Sep. 1, 2009, Eagle Lake, Ontario – The Eagle Lake First Nation was recently awarded $829,000 in federal funding under the Community Adjustment Fund.
Sep. 1, 2009, Eagle Lake, Ontario – The Eagle Lake
First Nation was recently awarded $829,000 in federal funding under the
Community Adjustment Fund (CAF). This will support the development of a wood
processing plant for Two Feathers Forest Products (TFFP) value-added
initiative. TFFP is a partnership involving Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation,
Pikangikum First Nation, Eagle Lake First Nation, and Finland-based Wood Tech
TFFP will develop two
value-added forest products processing facilities, one at the Municipality of
Red Lake and the other at Eagle Lake First Nation. The Red Lake site will house
the primary sawmill facility, including log sorting, grading, and chipping facilities,
with a 9.9-MW biomass cogeneration plant to generate electricity for sale to
the Ontario power grid. Wood processed at the Red Lake site will be trucked to
a planer mill at Eagle Lake First Nation to produce specialized components and
ready-to-assemble building packages.
The CAF funding is an
important step towards securing the jobs that will be created by manufacturing
this product for export to markets in Europe and Asia. As part of the federal
funding process, an Environmental Screening Report has been undertaken. The
complete document is available at www.twofeatherswood.com .
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