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Rentech of California has signed a 15-year agreement with Quebec Stevedoring to help move its made-in-Wawa wood pellets from the Port of Quebec City to a large utility in the United Kingdom. Rentech is currently converting a former Weyerhaeuser OSB mill near Wawa with aims on manufacturing pellets in 2015.
Fledgling wood pellet maker preps for European exportsBudding wood pellet producer Rentech Inc. is counting on a new Quebec City marine terminal to be an important logistical cornerstone of its Wawa operation.By way of a 15-year contract with Quebec Stevedoring, the Los Angeles-based company intends to move pellets through a dedicated storage and vessel loading facility situated at the port. The terminal boasts 80,000 tonnes of capacity for wood pellets.Speaking at the CanBio Conference in Thunder Bay in early September, Steve Robert, Rentech’s ma...


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Rentech converts pellets into provincial cash
Wood pellet manufacturer Rentech received $4 million from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund to help finish plant rebuilds in Wawa and Atikokan.Rentech’s plants use Crown fibre to feed the province’s Atikokan Generating Station with other plans to export product to Europe.A news release from Thunde...
Delays force Rentech to borrow to finish pellet plants
A California wood pellet manufacturer, which landed a long-term supply contract to fuel the Atikokan Generating Station, said it needs to borrow money to finish off rebuilds at its two Northern Ontario mills.Rentech said the cost to acquire and construct pellet plants in Atikokan and Wawa was highe...
Resolute inks framework deal with northwestern First Nations
Resolute Forest Products held a signing ceremony for a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with six First Nations Chiefs to set out a framework for negotiating business agreements concerning the company’s operations in northwestern Ontario.The official signing ceremony was held Feb. 10, but an actual agr...
Northern College, industry partners join on applied research project
Northern College, in collaboration with the Materials Joining Innovation Centre (MaJIC) and Millson Forestry Service, has completed an applied research project to design an automated machine that packs bags of split firewood.Northern contributed to the project through the Northern Office of App...


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