Canada Forestry Funding Announcement

Canada Forestry Funding Announcement

Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, Greg Rickford, Friday announced that a Call for Proposals is now open for companies to submit applications to benefit from the renewed Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) program. The Harper Government announced funding of $90.4 million with funding to be allocated to projects that support jobs and implement highly innovative commercial-scale technologies.
Minister Rickford also announced an investment of $10 million through the IFIT program to support an innovative project with West Fraser Timber’s Hinton, AB, pulp mill. West Fraser will build Canada’s first commercial-scale plant to recover lignin from its pulp production stream based on patented technology developed by FPInnovations and NORAM Engineering.
As a result of this investment, the mill will be able to diversify its product line and become more resilient to changes in the marketplace while reinforcing jobs in the community.

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