News Archive: February 2011

Port Alberni energy generation set to get more efficient

Port Alberni, BC – Catalyst Paper (TSX:CTL) today announced $4.7 million in Federal funding approval for a capital upgrade at its Port Alberni mill.  This will improve the efficiency and reliability of biomass-based energy generation, while further reducing greenhouse gas and other air emissions.  The project is funded entirely by the Pulp and Paper Green Transformation Program (PPGTP) credits, earned through production of black liquor at the Crofton pulp operation in 2009.<--break->

Energy project to displace nearly 100,000 tonnes of GHGs

Richmond, BC – Catalyst Paper (TSX:CTL) today announced $13.3 million in Federal funding approval of a new green-energy project at its Powell River mill that will produce low-carbon electricity and be one of the cleanest waste wood co-generation projects anywhere in Canada.  The project is funded entirely by the Pulp and Paper Green Transformation Program (PPGTP) credits, earned through production of black liquor at the Crofton pulp operation in 2009.  The electricity will be certified under the federal EcoLogo program.<--break->

Catalyst Paper’s Snowflake mill renews labour agreement to 2014

Richmond, BC– Catalyst Paper (TSX:CTL) announced today that the United Steelworkers (USW) Local 2688 representing 186 hourly employees at the company’s Snowflake mill have ratified renewal of the labour agreement through to February 28, 2014. The current labour agreement expires February 28, 2011.

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