Canada Contributes $13.5 Million to Advance Innovative Forest Technologies and Clean Energy Projects in BC

By Natural Resources Canada
Cision Newswire
January 18, 2024
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

Jonathan Wilkinson

PRINCE GEORGE, BC – At the 21st annual B.C. Natural Resources Forum, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, announced a contribution of $13.5 million to two forest industry transformation projects and six clean energy projects in British Columbia.  …Projects funded through the Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) program include: 

  • $500,000 for Daizen Joinery Ltd’s Wood Fibre Stabilization Project: Located in Kamloops, B.C., this project involves a new proprietary wood stabilization process suitable for materials such as underutilized species that are typically difficult to dry and process. 
  • $4.5 million for Kalesnikoff Mass Timber’s Robotic Processing Line Project: This South Slocan, B.C. project will drive mass timber products further up the innovation curve by deploying a new robotic processing line for enhanced mass timber products with superior acoustic and moisture-resisting performance. 

Additional coverage in Business in Vancouver by Nelson Bennett: Federal grants announced for B.C. forestry, energy projects

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