FedNor announces Wiikwemkoong pellet plant funding for planning studies

By Michael Erskine
The Manitoulin Expositor
September 13, 2023
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: Canada, Canada East

SUDBURY, Ontario—Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory is taking another crucial step in making a pellet plant operation in Nairn Centre a reality. Enaadmaagehjik (Wikwemikong Development Corporation) is receiving an investment of $217,000 from FedNor “to support final planning studies for a proposed pellet manufacturing plant and to attract an equity partner.” The announcement was made by Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and the minister responsible for FedNor as part of 13 investments being made in Northeastern Ontario… totalling $6,018,795. …“We actually received the funds quite a while ago and have been working on the project,” said Enaadmaagehjik general manager Mary Lynn Odjig. That project is a Wiikwemkoong proposal to build a 150,000 metric tonne biomass pellet plant facility in Nairn Centre, adjacent to the EACOM Timber Corporation sawmill.

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