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Thursday, 20 December 2012 11:30

Domtar closes one line at Kamloops

Domtar will permanently shut down one pulp machine at its Kamloops, B.C., facility, putting 125 employees out of work and curtailing Domtar's annual pulp production by approximately 120,000 air-dried metric tons of sawdust softwood pulp.

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The pulp machine, known at the mill as the "A-Line", is expected to be closed by the end of March 2013.

“Prevailing economic conditions in the global pulp markets and the deteriorated competitiveness of this small pulp manufacturing line, coupled with unforeseen boiler repair costs, have forced us to rationalize this pulp production capacity. We will focus our energy and resources on optimizing the larger, more competitive, 'B' pulp manufacturing line which will continue to operate," said Mike Edwards, senior vice-president, pulp and paper manufacturing.

Domtar spokesperson Bonnie Skene told the Kamloops Daily News that problems with a key boiler for the A-line were discovered during the fall maintenance shutdown, and were a contributing factor in the closure.

The mill’s B-line has an annual capacity of approximately 350,000 air-dried metric tons of softwood kraft pulp and employ approximately 300 people.

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    About Domtar 
    Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) designs, manufactures, markets and distributes a wide variety of fiber-based products including communication papers, specialty and packaging papers and adult incontinence products. The foundation of its business is a network of world class wood fiber converting assets that produce papergrade, fluff and specialty pulps. The majority of its pulp production is consumed internally to manufacture paper and consumer products. Domtar is the largest integrated marketer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America with recognized brands such as Cougar®, Lynx® Opaque Ultra, Husky® Opaque Offset, First Choice® and Domtar EarthChoice®. Domtar is also a leading marketer and producer of a complete line of incontinence care products marketed primarily under the Attends® brand name. Domtar owns and operates ArivaTM, an extensive network of strategically located paper and printing supplies distribution facilities. In 2011, Domtar had sales of US$5.6 billion from nearly 50 countries. The Company employs approximately 9,300 people. To learn more, visit www.domtar.com.

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    Stuart Lister
    Manager
    Corporate Communications and Publics Affairs
    Tel.: 001-514-848-5555 ext. 85515

Published in Canadian News

dom logoDomtar Corporation has confirmed the November 20 closing of its previously announced Definitive Purchase and Sale Agreement ("the agreement") signed by its Canadian subsidiary, Domtar Inc., for the sale of its hydro assets inOttawa, Ontario and Gatineau, Québec.  The purchaser is Chaudière Hydro L.P. ("Chaudière Hydro"), the newly-created affiliate of Energy Ottawa Inc.

The approximately $46 million transaction, after closing adjustments, includes Domtar's three power stations (21 MW of installed capacity), Domtar's water rights in the area, as well as the company's equity stake in the Chaudière Water Power Inc. (CWPI) ring dam consortium. With the closing of the agreement, the 12 workers currently operating the three power stations become employees of Chaudière Hydro.

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    About Domtar 
    Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) designs, manufactures, markets and distributes a wide variety of fiber-based products including communication papers, specialty and packaging papers and adult incontinence products. The foundation of its business is a network of world class wood fiber converting assets that produce papergrade, fluff and specialty pulps. The majority of its pulp production is consumed internally to manufacture paper and consumer products. Domtar is the largest integrated marketer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America with recognized brands such as Cougar®, Lynx® Opaque Ultra, Husky® Opaque Offset, First Choice® and Domtar EarthChoice®. Domtar is also a leading marketer and producer of a complete line of incontinence care products marketed primarily under the Attends® brand name. Domtar owns and operates ArivaTM, an extensive network of strategically located paper and printing supplies distribution facilities. In 2011, Domtar had sales of US$5.6 billion from nearly 50 countries. The Company employs approximately 9,300 people. To learn more, visit www.domtar.com.

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    Stuart Lister
    Manager
    Corporate Communications and Publics Affairs
    Tel.: 001-514-848-5555 ext. 85515

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Domtar Corporation has announced the launching of an interactive, educational site The Forest Academy. The tool, introduced a few months ago, has reached a milestone of 25,000 visitors. The Forest Academy builds on Domtar's original youth education website "Tree World" that had been developed in the 1990s. It provides elementary school students with fun, informative games about trees and forest ecology,

"We're thrilled that teachers and parents are finding the new site to be a useful and engaging learning tool," notes Pascal Bossé, Domtar Vice-President Communications and Investor Relations. "We put a lot of effort into creating the site's top quality educational content, but the flash programming of the games is what makes it fun for adults and kids to learn, and what makes The Forest Academy so unique."

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In addition to the games, teachers will find a faculty manual with a wealth of information about trees and forest ecology. For more information, please visit http://www.theforestacademy.com.

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    About Domtar Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) designs, manufactures, markets and distributes a wide variety of fiber-based products including communication papers, specialty and packaging papers and adult incontinence products. The foundation of its business is a network of world class wood fiber converting assets that produce papergrade, fluff and specialty pulps.
     
    The majority of its pulp production is consumed internally to manufacture paper and consumer products. Domtar is the largest integrated marketer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America with recognized brands such as Cougar®, Lynx® Opaque Ultra, Husky® Opaque Offset, First Choice® and Domtar EarthChoice®. Domtar is also a leading marketer and producer of a complete line of incontinence care products marketed primarily under the Attends® brand name. Domtar owns and operates Ariva®, an extensive network of strategically located paper and printing supplies distribution facilities. In 2011, Domtar had sales of US$5.6 billion from nearly 50 countries.
     
    The Company employs approximately 9,500 people.
     
    To learn more, visit www.domtar.com 
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    Pascal Bossé
    Vice-President,
    Communications and Investor Relations
     
    Nicholas Estrela
    Manager,
    Investor Relations
     
    Phone 514-848-5555 - Voice recognition "investor relations"
     
    Fax 514-848-5638
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rfa-logoDomtar will be joining businesses and individuals around the globe to participate in the Rainforest Alliance's second annual Follow the Frog Week that kicks off today, September 17, and runs through September 23.

Follow the Frog Week is an international social media campaign that encourages shoppers to help create a healthier planet by choosing products that feature the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ green frog seal. This trustmark, found on coffee, tea, chocolate, fruit, furniture and paper, is recognized by consumers globally as a symbol of sustainability. Products featuring the seal come from farms and forests that meet a rigorous set of criteria that protect wildlife, soils and waterways and the well-being of workers, families and communities.

"We strive to be the preferred supplier of environmentally sound forest products to our customers, while leaving the smallest environmental footprint and helping them reduce theirs," notes Lewis Fix, Vice-President of Sustainable Business and Brand Management. "And, we're happy to participate in this campaign to promote Rainforest Alliance Certified™ products."

Domtar has worked together with the Rainforest Alliance for many years on responsible paper production and fiber sourcing. In 2005, Domtar and the Rainforest Alliance signed a collaborative agreement when the EarthChoice product line was launched, later renewing the agreement in 2009. Rainforest Alliance applauds the forest management practices that support the Domtar EarthChoice® product family. All Forest Stewardship Council ™ (FSC®) certified Domtar EarthChoice products proudly bear the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal.

For more information on Follow the Frog Week please visit: www.rainforest-alliance.org/followthefrog

For more information on Domtar's sustainability commitment and strategy, please visit: http://www.domtar.com/en/sustainability/index.asp

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    About Domtar
    Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) designs, manufactures, markets and distributes a wide variety of fiber-based products including communication papers, specialty and packaging papers and adult incontinence products. The foundation of its business is a network of world class wood fiber converting assets that produce papergrade, fluff and specialty pulps. The majority of its pulp production is consumed internally to manufacture paper and consumer products. Domtar is the largest integrated marketer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America with recognized brands such as Cougar®, Lynx® Opaque Ultra, Husky® Opaque Offset, First Choice® and Domtar EarthChoice®. Domtar is also a leading marketer and producer of a complete line of incontinence care products marketed primarily under the Attends® brand name. Domtar owns and operates Ariva®, an extensive network of strategically located paper and printing supplies distribution facilities. In 2011, Domtar had sales of US$5.6 billion from nearly 50 countries. The Company employs approximately 9,500 people. To learn more, visit www.domtar.com.

    About Rainforest Alliance
    The Rainforest Alliance works with people whose livelihoods depend on the land, helping them transform the way they grow food, harvest wood and host travelers. From large multinational corporations to small, community-based cooperatives, businesses and consumers worldwide are involved in the Rainforest Alliance's efforts to bring responsibly produced goods and services to a global marketplace where the demand for sustainability is growing steadily. For more information, visit www.rainforest-alliance.org.

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    MEDIA AND INVESTOR RELATIONS
    Pascal Bossé
    Vice-President
    Corporate Communications and Investor Relations
    Tel.: 514-848-5938

    FOR MORE INFORMATION 
    Lewis Fix
    Vice-President
    Sustainable Business and Brand Management
    Tel: 803-802-8137

Published in Press Releases

Domtar Corporation has released its 2011 Sustainable Growth Report, unveiling 35 key performance indicators that will shape the company's sustainability efforts out to 2020. This sustainability framework builds on years of industry leadership in forestry certification, mill-level environmental performance and longstanding ENGO collaborations.

This year also marks the first time Domtar is issuing a level-checked "B" Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) report, as well as the first time that outside perspective from sustainability experts in the private sector and civil society is being featured.

"The release of a key performance indicator framework is an important milestone in our long-term sustainability strategy," noted John D. Williams, DomtarPresident and Chief Executive Officer.  "By addressing sustainability in a systematic way we are making this company more resilient, better able to seize opportunities for innovation and growth, as well as more open to constructive input from our shareholders, customers, suppliers, and environmental partners.  All of this supports our evolution from papermaker to fiber innovator that positions us for success over the long term."

For more information please visit the Sustainability section of www.domtar.com

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    About Domtar 
    Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) designs, manufactures, markets and distributes a wide variety of fiber-based products including communication papers, specialty and packaging papers and adult incontinence products. The foundation of its business is a network of world class wood fiber converting assets that produce papergrade, fluff and specialty pulps. The majority of its pulp production is consumed internally to manufacture paper and consumer products. Domtar is the largest integrated marketer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America with recognized brands such as Cougar®, Lynx® Opaque Ultra, Husky® Opaque Offset, First Choice® and Domtar EarthChoice®Domtar is also a leading marketer and producer of a complete line of incontinence care products marketed primarily under the Attends® brand name. Domtar owns and operates ArivaTM, an extensive network of strategically located paper and printing supplies distribution facilities. In 2011, Domtar had sales of US$5.6 billion from nearly 50 countries. The Company employs approximately 9,100 people. To learn more, visit www.domtar.com

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    MEDIA AND INVESTOR RELATIONS
    Pascal Bossé
    Vice-President
    Corporate Communications and Investor Relations
    Tel: 514-848-5938

    FOR MORE INFORMATION
    David Struhs
    Vice-President
    Sustainability
    Tel: 803-802-8031

Published in Canadian News

To bolster its industry-leading transparency tool, Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) has announced an expansion of its award-winning site, The Paper Trail (www.domtarpapertrail.com).  The move adds more products and an additional mill, among other updates, to help customers learn even more about the environmental and social impacts of Domtar paper.

Since its launch in June 2011, industry observers and sustainability experts, including Joel Makower, Executive Editor of GreenBiz.com, have noted that the site's transparency gives the tool and Domtar credibility. With its third update to The Paper Trail, Domtar's online calculator will now include:

  • Two additional products - EarthChoice® Tradebook, the first publishing grade to be highlighted in the tool, and Lynx® Opaque Ultra, a popular commercial printing paper;
  • Pictures, stories and a history of Domtar's Nekoosa, Wisconsin mill, where paper making traces its heritage back to 1840;
  • Updated environmental impact data for all grades highlighted within the tool, ensuring results are accurate and relevant; and,
  • Newly posted pictures and stories for mills previously included in The Paper Trail.

"We're pleased that The Paper Trail has set the standard among today's industry calculators, and we're proud that we've raised the bar even further by providing additional transparency," said Lewis Fix, Domtar Vice-President of Sustainable Business and Brand Management.  "By continually expanding The Paper Trail, we're helping our customers gain a broader understanding of the Domtar story, and a better visibility of where their products come from."

The Paper Trail (www.domtarpapertrail.com) develops personalized reports that measure Domtar products across five categories:  water usage, the distance its fiber travels to a paper mill, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, waste send to landfills and renewable energy usage.  The Paper Trail also illustrates how Domtar compares to the rest of the industry in these categories.  In cases where the environmental impact can be improved, Domtar voluntarily discloses the information, as well as the efforts underway to make improvements.

For more information, please visit www.domtarpapertrail.com.

SOURCE DOMTAR CORPORATION

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    About Domtar
    Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) designs, manufactures, markets and distributes a wide variety of fiber-based products including communication papers, specialty and packaging papers and adult incontinence products. The foundation of its business is a network of world class wood fiber converting assets that produce papergrade, fluff and specialty pulps.

     

    The majority of its pulp production is consumed internally to manufacture paper and consumer products. Domtar is the largest integrated marketer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America with recognized brands such as Cougar®, Lynx® Opaque Ultra, Husky® Opaque Offset, First Choice® and Domtar EarthChoice®. Domtar is also a leading marketer and producer of a complete line of incontinence care products marketed primarily under the Attends® brand name.

     

    Domtar owns and operates ArivaTM, an extensive network of strategically located paper and printing supplies distribution facilities. In 2011, Domtar had sales of US$5.6 billion from nearly 50 countries. The Company employs approximately 9,100 people.

     

    To learn more, visit www.domtar.com.


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    MEDIA AND INVESTOR RELATIONS
    Pascal Bossé
    Vice-President
    Corporate Communications and Investor Relations
    Tel: 514-848-5938

    FOR MORE INFORMATION
    Lewis Fix
    Vice-President
    Sustainable Business and Brand Management
    Tel: 803-802-8137

Published in Canadian News

Domtar Corporation has announced the signing by its Canadian subsidiary, Domtar Inc.("Domtar"), of a Definitive Purchase and Sale Agreement ("the agreement") for the sale of its hydro assets in Ottawa, Ontario and Gatineau, Québec for $45 million. The purchaser is Energy Ottawa Inc. ("Energy Ottawa"), the renewable energy subsidiary of Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc. The agreement with Energy Ottawa signed on April 4, 2012 is subject to customary closing conditions, including certain third party approvals, with closing expected by August 31, 2012.

The transaction includes Domtar's three power stations (21 MW of installed capacity), Domtar's water rights in the area, as well as the company's equity stake in the Chaudière Water Power Inc. (CWPI) ring dam consortium. Domtar currently has 12 workers operating its hydro assets in Ottawa/Gatineau and all employees are to become employees of a subsidiary of Energy Ottawa upon closing of the transaction.

Domtar Corporation designs, manufactures, markets and distributes a wide variety of fiber-based products including communication papers, specialty and packaging papers and adult incontinence products. The foundation of its business is a network of world class wood fiber converting assets that produce papergrade, fluff and specialty pulps. The majority of its pulp production is consumed internally to manufacture paper and consumer products. Domtar is the largest integrated marketer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America with recognized brands such as Cougar®, Lynx® Opaque Ultra, Husky® Opaque Offset, First Choice® and Domtar EarthChoice®. Domtar is also a leading marketer and producer of a complete line of incontinence care products marketed primarily under the Attends® brand name. Domtar owns and operates ArivaTM, an extensive network of strategically located paper and printing supplies distribution facilities. In 2011, Domtar had sales of US$5.6 billion from nearly 50 countries. The Company employs approximately 9,100 people. To learn more, visit www.domtar.com.

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    Stuart Lister
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    Tel: 514-848-5555 ext. 85515

Published in Energy News

To help celebrate 25 years of the Rainforest Alliance's achievements, Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) today announced it will co-sponsor the sustainability organization's 25th anniversary gala on May 16 in New York City.

The annual dinner and award ceremony will commemorate some of the Rainforest Alliance's biggest triumphs since pioneering the concept of responsible forestry certification. Those include:

  • Conserving more than 170 million acres of forest and farmlands in over 100 countries;
  • Improving the lives of more than 9.5 million people worldwide, including farmers, forest managers, workers and their families;
  • Engaging with more than 490,000 agriculture, forestry and tourism operations; and
  • Introducing countless consumers to Rainforest Alliance Certified™ products. That includes extensive work with Domtar, whose papers have set the industry standard for displaying the Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC®) label and the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal.

Domtar has worked with the Rainforest Alliance to ensure that 28 of the company's pulp and paper mills and converting and distribution facilities now meet FSC standards. Nearly 20 percent of Domtar's paper products have been FSC-certified while, across America, the FSC estimates that only 4 to 6 percent of paper products earn that distinction.

"After all our hard work over the past 25 years, it's important for us to recognize companies for their demonstrated commitments to sustainability, and that list includes Domtar" said Tensie Whelan, president of the Rainforest Alliance. "We've worked with Domtar for more than a decade, and we're proud of how they have raised the bar for the paper industry and set an example for encouraging environmental responsibility."

Proceeds from the gala will benefit the Rainforest Alliance's comprehensive sustainability initiatives, which help ensure sustainable livelihoods and conserve biodiversity. This marks the seventh year Domtar has sponsored the gala, one of the ways Domtar has teamed up with the Rainforest Alliance to encourage responsible paper production and fiber sourcing.

"We're proud to be at the forefront of the responsible production and use of forest products, and we're excited for both the gala, as well as a workshop beforehand that will bring together leaders in sustainable business," said Lewis Fix, Domtar Vice-President of Sustainable Business and Brand Management. "We're looking forward to saluting some of this year's remarkable achievements, and we also salute the Rainforest Alliance for 25 years of accomplishments."

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    About Domtar 
    Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) designs, manufactures, markets and distributes a wide variety of fiber-based products including communication papers, specialty and packaging papers and adult incontinence products. The foundation of its business is a network of world class wood fiber converting assets that produce papergrade, fluff and specialty pulps.

    The majority of its pulp production is consumed internally to manufacture paper and consumer products. Domtar is the largest integrated marketer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America with recognized brands such as Cougar®, Lynx® Opaque Ultra, Husky® Opaque Offset, First Choice® and Domtar EarthChoice®

    Domtar is also a leading marketer and producer of a complete line of incontinence care products marketed primarily under the Attends® brand name. Domtar owns and operates ArivaTM, an extensive network of strategically located paper and printing supplies distribution facilities. In 2011, Domtar had sales of US$5.6 billion from nearly 50 countries. The Company employs approximately 9,100 people. To learn more, visit www.domtar.com.

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    FOR MORE INFORMATION 
    Lewis Fix
    Vice-President
    Sustainable Business and Brand Management
    Tel: 803-802-8137

Published in Canadian News

Domtar Corporation has announced that it has acquired EAM Corporation, a leading privately-held manufacturer of high quality absorbent composite solutions, from Kinderhook Industries, LLC for $61 million.

"The acquisition of EAM Corporation will give us long term research capabilities to further differentiate our full line of adult incontinence products while integrating the best available technology to grow our existing businesses," said John D. Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer. "EAM's patented airlaid manufacturing process provides the performance, quality, and cost competitiveness that we believe to be keys to success in the personal care market."

EAM Corporation produces airlaid and ultrathin laminated absorbent cores with brands such as NovaThin® and NovaZorb® used in feminine hygiene, adult incontinence, baby diapers and other medical, healthcare and performance packaging solutions. The company serves a diversified customer base and has long-standing relationships including well-known branded and private label consumer products manufacturers throughout North America and abroad.

The company operates a 71,000 square foot facility with state-of-the-art research campus and production lines in Jesup, Georgia. EAM Corporation has annual sales of approximately $45 million in more than 50 countries and a total of 53 employees.

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    Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) designs, manufactures, markets and distributes a wide variety of fiber-based products including communication papers, specialty and packaging papers and adult incontinence products. The foundation of its business is a network of world class wood fiber converting assets that produce papergrade, fluff and specialty pulps. The majority of its pulp production is consumed internally to manufacture paper and consumer products. Domtar is the largest integrated marketer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America with recognized brands such as Cougar®, Lynx® Opaque Ultra, Husky® Opaque Offset, First Choice® and Domtar EarthChoice®. Domtar is also a leading marketer and producer of a complete line of incontinence care products marketed primarily under the Attends® brand name. Domtar owns and operates ArivaTM, an extensive network of strategically located paper and printing supplies distribution facilities. In 2011, Domtar had sales of US$5.6 billion from nearly 50 countries. The Company employs approximately 9,100 people. To learn more, visit www.domtar.com.

  • Contacts

    Pascal Bossé 
    Vice-President, Communications and Investor Relations

    Nicholas Estrela 
    Manager, Investor Relations

    Phone 
    514-848-5555
    Voice recognition "investor relations"

    Fax 
    514-848-5638

    Investor Relations Email 
    ir@domtar.com

     

    Mail request 
    Att: Investor Relations
    395 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West
    Montreal, QC
    H3A 1L6
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Published in Canadian News

Domtar is investing up to $14 million to develop a fast pyrolysis technology at its Dryden, Ont., NBSK mill that will convert wood to “drop-in” liquid fuels.

CRIBE is providing up to $6 million in funding to leverage a total project value of up to $14 million for a partnership between Domtar and Battelle to develop a new approach to converting underutilized wood to fuel.

Domtar, a manufacturer and distributor of a wide variety of fiber-based products, and Battelle, a private research and development institute, have teamed up to develop a unique, cost-effective system that if successful, will increase operational efficiencies and create an alternative to fossil-fuel transportation fuels.

This system uses fast pyrolysis technology, a process that rapidly converts biomass using heat without oxygen to produce crude bio-oil and gas. The key to Battelle’s approach is in the treatment and further processing of this crude bio-oil into a “drop-in fuel”, which can be blended directly with gasoline or diesel fuel.

Domtar Dryden will use wood waste, which is currently burned for low value, as the biomass feedstock for the process. If successful, the bio-oil will be used to blend into the fuel for Domtar’s vehicle fleet or it could be used internally to offset the use of natural gas.

One of the advantages to Battelle’s system is that its unique design requires far less energy to produce the same fuel product as existing “fuel from wood” technology. As well, because it simply adds to an existing operation, it reduces capital and operating costs, making it more economically viable.

In this two phase project, phase 1 will utilize wood waste from Domtar’s Dryden mill to produce the higher value bio-oil. Once the process is optimized and results are demonstrated, phase two involves the construction of a 100 ton/day pilot plant, to be integrated into Domtar Dryden’s facility.

Once developed, the technology could be applied to other forestry operations across Northern Ontario to add a high value revenue stream and reduce business costs. This in turn will sustain jobs at the mill level and increase demand for products and services of supporting industries including forest harvesting, construction, maintenance, transportation and research and development industries.

The Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-Economy is an independent, not-for-profit research corporation, with $25 million in funding provided by the government of Ontario, that partners closely with other relevant organizations to provide support to direct and turn research results and innovative business opportunities into operational realities.

source: pulp&paper canada

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