IFIT-Funded projects

Green Energy

Biomaterials

Solid Wood

Biochemicals

Green Energy

Green Energy

AE Côte-Nord Canada Bioenergy Inc.

Project name: Côte-Nord renewable fuel oil (RFO) project
Location: Port-Cartier, QC
IFIT funding: $17.5M toward $106.5M total project
News release

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Low carbon fuels from forest residues

Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc.

Project name: Methanol purification project
Location: Boyle, AB
IFIT funding: $4.9M toward $10M total project
Science at NRCan article: Extracting biomethanol for mill operations

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Green energy from waste

Millar Western Forest Products Ltd.

Project name: Bioenergy-Effluent project
Location: Whitecourt, AB
IFIT funding: $6.75M toward $90M total project
Science at NRCan article: Generating bioenergy from pulp mill waste

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Energy from waste water

Nechako Lumber Company Ltd.

Project name: Nechako lumber green energy project
Location: Vanderhoof, BC
IFIT funding: $2.1M toward $6.8M total project
Science at NRCan article: Meeting industrial energy needs with wood

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Clean energy from wood

Pacific Bioenergy Prince George Limited Partnership

Project name: Biomass Enhancement System
Location: Prince George, BC
IFIT funding: $2.7M toward $5.7M total project


Woodland Biofuels Inc.

Project name: Sarnia CPRTM Demonstration Project
Location: Sarnia, ON
IFIT funding: $1.9M toward $3.8M total project


Biomaterials

Biomaterials

Corruven Canada Inc.

Project name: Corruven core for stronger lightweight panels
Location: Edmundston, NB
IFIT funding: $2.5M toward $6M total project

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Rejected fibre becomes new high-end panel

Domtar Inc.

Project name: Conversion of kraft lignin for industrial sse
Location: Espanola, ON
IFIT funding: $1.472M toward $3.2M total project

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Upgrading lignin for value-added manufacturing

Enerlab 2000 Inc.

Project name: Industrial development and marketing of products based on Iso- Lignin technology
Location: St-Mathieu de Beloeil, QC
IFIT funding: $1.25M toward $2.5M total project

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-Pulp by-product becomes leading-edge building material

Kruger Biomaterials Inc.

Project name: Cellulose filament demonstration, application development and commercialization
Location: Trois-Rivières, QC
IFIT funding: $15M toward $43.6M total project
Science at NRCan article: Creating enhanced pulp and paper products

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Strength from wood

Papier Masson WB L.P.

Project name: Extraction of thermo-mechanical pulp fibre for use in biocomposites
Location: Gatineau, QC
IFIT funding: $10M toward $20.5M total project
News release

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Wood fibre for biocomposites

Tekle Technical Services

Project name: TTS engineered fibre mats plant project
Location: Drayton Valley, AB
IFIT funding: $4.1M towards $9M total project
Science at NRCan article: Biocomposites for lightweight vehicles

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Wooden car parts

West Fraser Mills Ltd.

Project name: Lignin recovery plant
Location: Hinton, AB
IFIT funding: $10M toward $22M total project
Science at NRCan article: Extracting lignin for new forest products

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Evolutionary lignin recovery process

Solid wood

Solid Wood

BC Passive House Inc.

Project name: Commercializing of prefabricated panelized passive house systems
Location: Pemberton, BC
IFIT funding: $1.3M toward $2.9M total project
Science at NRCan article: Super energy efficient building materials from wood

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House of the future

Dynamic Windows & Doors Inc.

Project name: Passivhaus window project
Location: Abbotsford, BC
IFIT funding: $0.9M toward $1.8M total project

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Windows into the future

Irving Pulp & Paper, Limited

Project name: Commercialization of advanced seedling technologies project
Location: Sussex, NB
IFIT funding: $1M toward $4.6M total project
Video: Production of high-value white spruce trees

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Healthier trees grown faster

Lauzon, Planchers de bois franc exclusifs inc.

Project name: Optimizing forest resources through innovation
Location: Papineauville, QC
IFIT funding: $2.6M towards $5.6M total project
Science at NRCan article: Scanning technology aids forest productivity

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Scanning wood

Louisiana-Pacific Canada Ltd.

Project name: LP Swan Valley Manitoba OSB mill conversion to LP SmartSide®
Location: Minitonas (Swan Valley), MB
IFIT funding: $5M toward $115M total project

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Mill conversion introduces new innovative siding products

Structurecraft Builders Inc.

Project name: Dowel laminated timber
Location: Abbotsford, BC
IFIT funding: $1.9M toward $9M total project

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The future of wood construction

Structurlam Products Ltd.

Project name: EcoStructure wall system
Location: Okanagan Falls, BC
IFIT funding: $1.4M toward $2.9M total project

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A new generation of walls

Tolko Industries Ltd.

Project name: Strand screening for product diversity
Location: Meadow Lake, SK
IFIT funding: $4.9M toward $9.9M total project

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Multiple wood products

Uniboard Canada Inc.

Project name: Pre-heating of wood fibre using microwave technology
Location: Mont-Laurier, QC
IFIT funding: $3.2M toward $6.7M total project

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Microwave preheating of wood

Uniboard Canada Inc.

Project name: Wood fibre mat preheating system
Location: Sayabec, QC
IFIT funding: $2.3M toward $4.6M total project

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Steam preheating wood

Biomaterials

Biochemicals

Cascades Canada ULC

Project name: Hemicellulose Hot Water Extraction Process Project
Location: Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac, QC
IFIT funding: $10M toward $25M total project
Science at NRCan article: Using water to extract cellulosic sugars


Domtar Inc.

Project name: Modified softwood pulp fiber for high-performance composites
Location: Dryden, ON
IFIT funding: $2M toward $4.88M total project

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Innovative new pulp

Fortress Specialty Cellulose Inc.

Project name: Use of birch to manufacture dissolving pulp
Location: Thurso, QC
IFIT funding: $9M toward $18.4M total project
News release
Science at NRCan article: Producing forest products from birch trees

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Forest products from birch trees

Natures Affinity Inc.

Project name: Biobinder demonstration plant
Location: Newmarket, ON
IFIT funding: $155,000 toward $328,000 total project

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Wood replaces plastic