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Canfor Project Could Turn Waste Wood Into Crude Oil If Approved Pilot Plant To Be Built At The Intercontinental Pulp Mill

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RINCE GEORGE – Maximizing the use of the resource while minimizing

the waste has been a key part of the Canfor (Canadian Forest Products) business model right from the start. But a pilot project being envisioned for Prince

George will take that concept to a unique and unprecedented level in North America. If given the green light a $70 million facility to be constructed as

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pa rt of the Interconti nenta l Pulp Mill will have the capability of turning wood waste into crude oil. “The technology takes biom a s s a n d c re ate s t h e r i g ht chemistry, pressure and temperature conditions to essent i a l ly accelerate n at u re. I n minutes we are creating conditions that nature takes thousands of years to develop, to allow for the conversion of biomass into conventional crude oil,” explained Martin Pudlas, Vice President, Operations for Canfor Pulp. F i r s t a n n o u n c e d i n Ju n e , Canfor, working with Licella, an Australian-based biofuel production company, is hoping to have the plant in operation by 2020, ma k i ng it the fi rst

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Canfor operates three pulp mills near Prince George, Intercontinental (left), PG Pulp (middle) and Northwood

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City Of Dawson Creek Preparing For The Future

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AWSON CR EEK – For Mayor Dale Bumstead t he key to t he City of Dawson Creek’s success a nd vibrancy is the diverse and expanding nature of its economy. Thanks to the launching of an in depth study of the community’s econom ic composition City Hall will soon have an important tool to help it guide the city through the 21 st Century. Orig i na l ly a fa rm i ng comm u n i t y, h o m e s t e a d e d b y European new arrivals in the i m m e d i a te p re-Wo rl d Wa r One era, the community has evolved over the decades, assum ing roles as a primary

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transportation nexus, a forestry community and in more recent yea rs a hub for natu ra l gas ex ploration a nd development. Hav i ng such a d iverse a nd multi-tiered business struct u re t he lo c a l economy h a s rema i ned hea lthy a nd has weathered recent fisca l upheavals much better than other areas of the province. A primary goal of City Hall is to ensure the community continues to be successful and prosperous. To help identify issues, trends and to provide a general snapshot SEE DAWSON CREEK | PAGE 6

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