Canfor plans to turn wood waste into biofuel
July 4, 2016 – Canfor plans to convert pulp mill wood waste into crude oil at a commercial-scale biocrude plant in Prince George, B.C.
Earlier this year Canfor formed a joint venture with Licella Fibre Fuels, the Australian start-up behind a process that transforms biomass waste from paper-making into stable biocrude oil. The biocrude can be fed into existing petrochemical refinery streams to produce renewable fuels.
Licella has been trialling the technology at Canfor’s Prince George mills since 2013.
Canfor hopes to integrate the technology into its existing pulp mills and funnel the waste, as well as virgin fibre, into a $70 million crude oil processing facility with a production capacity of more than 400,000 barrels of biofuel per year.
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