Cascades to invest $26 million to produce cellulosic sugar from wood chips

April 13, 2015 |

In Canada, Cascades Inc announced the company’s investment in a new technology at its Norampac – Cabano facility. This innovative new process is used to extract hemicellulose, a cellulosic sugar with high value-added potential, from wood chips.

This project – worth a total of $26 million – represents a major advance in biorefinery development in Canada. Backed by a $10 million investment from Natural Resources Canada’s Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) program and an additional $4.4 million from the Québec Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs, the Cabano plant will replace its current process – the production of sodium carbonate-based chemical pulp – with this new, more environmentally friendly and economical one that was developed in conjunction with a U.S. partner.

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