Domtar Invests $17 Million in Kamloops
Domtar Corp. announced it will proceed with three projects to improve energy conservation at its Kamloops, British Columbia, pulp mill. The $17.3 million investment is to be entirely funded by credits received from the Government of Canada’s Pulp and Paper Green Transformation Program. The company expects all three of its Kamloops energy projects to be online by the third quarter of 2011.
Under the Green Transformation Program, Domtar has allocated a total of $143 million dollars for investments aimed at improving environmental performance. The funding can be invested at any of Domtar’s four pulp and paper mills in Canada.
“We welcome and appreciate the support we have received from Natural Resources Canada under this program,” said Eric Ashby, VP and GM of the Domtar Kamloops Mill. “This is the second major capital improvement in our mill announced in the last 12 months and we look forward to further improving the energy efficiency of our operations.”
For more specific information on Domtar’s Kamloops projects, visit BC Hydro’s Website.