Innovative Projects Launch New Ways to Utilize Sustainable Forest Resources

By Natural Resources Canada
Cision Newswire
October 25, 2022
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: Canada, Canada West

The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced two contributions through the Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) program that support Canada’s forest sector in becoming more economically competitive and environmentally sustainable through targeted investments in advanced technologies. The program is providing $1.14 million to Deadwood Innovations and the Nak’azdli Development Corporation to build and optimize a pilot-scale facility deploying an innovative process to manufacture value-added engineered wood products from underutilized dead and damaged wood fibre, as well as $4.25 million to Tolko Industries Ltd. to expand and diversify its production beyond commodity plywood products to include specialty, industrial and engineered wood products. …Additionally, with the support of the IFIT program, Tolko aims to use innovative manufacturing equipment to produce new value-added wood products with environmental sustainability in mind.

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