Drax denies cutting ‘primary forests’ in BC for wood pellets

The Tree Frog Forestry News
October 4, 2022
Category: Today's Takeaway

Drax says a BBC story asserting they log BC primary forests for wood pellets is inaccurate, 100% of their fibre is sawmill residues or waste wood. In related news: Canada’s Wood Pellet Industry conference highlights include a BC fibre-source study; and Enviva releases a white paper on future biomass opportunities, while its new Mississippi plant nears full operation. In other Business news: Prince Albert Pulp marks another step towards mill restart; Roseburg provides relief for survivors of its Mill Fire; and Westrock faces possible strike at Georgia paper mill.

In Forestry/Climate news: Alberta and Ontario face legal action from First Nation groups; a study says logging on BC’s central coast targeted highest-value forests; and a report says the health of Maine’s forests is improving but threats remain.

Finally, places with no building codes can be ideal for alternative residential designs.

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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