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Canada Invests in Innovative Forest Technology and Job Creation in Quebec

By Natural Resources Canada
Cision Newswire
January 15, 2020
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada East, Canada

SAGUENAY, QC – …The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, on behalf of the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today announced a $4.9-million investment to Resolute Forest Products Canada Inc. for an innovative technology that will accelerate advanced biomaterial production and create over 20 full-time jobs. The funding will allow Resolute to expand its Kenogami facility in Saguenay, Quebec, to manufacture industrial-scale cellulose filaments. Cellulose filaments — a biomaterial extracted from wood pulp — have unique properties that allow them to be used as a reinforcing agent in consumer products such as polymers and cement. The innovation will increase production efficiency and product quality while taking advantage of all-fibre residue. The Government of Quebec also contributed $6.7 million towards the project through their ESSOR Program (French only) and Wood Innovation Program (French only). The project will be carried out in partnership with FPInnovations, which developed the process.

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