“The Forest Lives:” Biomass plant to be known as Arbios Biotech Chuntoh Ghuna

By Mark Nielsen
The Prince George Citizen
August 22, 2022
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

PRINCE GEORGE, BC — A commercial-scale biofuel plant will have a bit of Indigenous flare when it’s up and operating after a naming ceremony for the fledgling facility. To be located at Canfor’s Intercontinental Pulp Mill site, it will be known as Arbios Biotech Chuntoh Ghuna. Translated from the Dakelh language, Chuntoh Ghuna means “The Forest Lives.” “Having a plant name in Lheidli T’enneh’s dialect, Dakelh, has great significance for our Nation members” said Lheidli T’enneh First Nation Chief Dolleen Logan. …The plant will use first-of-a-kind technology to convert sawmill residues, primarily bark, into high-value renewable biocrude which can be further processed in refineries to produce low-carbon transportation fuels. …Site preparation is underway and the majority of construction is slated for completion in 2023. It will initially consist of one processing line capable of converting 25,000 dry tonnes of woody biomass into the fuel.

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