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Reducing the consumption of fossil fuels by using more environmentally friendly bio-energy fuels and creating jobs are two noble activities that the residents of Quebec would be happy to see. During the past year, Atlantic Fiber Resources has been working to develop a comprehensive plan to seize the opportunity that the bio-energy industry offers Quebec, with its large underutilized hardwoods, available workforce, close proximity to markets and willing partners. With this, Quebec is poised to reap the benefits of a growing bio-energy market.
The lumber mill and pellet plant are designed with innovative technology to change the way wood fiber is processed. The type of pellet mill being proposed is engineered for high production and low consumption. We are also proposing to build an innovative lumber facility dedicated to specialty European dimensional lumber products and encourage market
The project will require a total of 460,220 m³ of wood fiber. We will harvest 255,225 m³ from our wood allocations (CAAF), as well as purchase 205,000 m³ from sawmills and local wood suppliers in the form of pulp wood and sawmill residue.
The pellet mill and lumber facility will contribute to the economic growth of Chandler and surrounding areas by providing long-term employment in harvesting, transportation and mill operations. Atlantic Fiber Resources’ facility will be in full production by late summer 2012 and will employ approximately 200 personnel. It is estimated that the communities of Chandler and Grande-Rivière will see an economic spin off of $18-20 million per year.
Other benefits that will come from the development of these facilities is the availability of an energy-efficient product (pellets) to help reduce energy costs and power consumption in the Gaspé Peninsula.
For any new venture to succeed, two ingredients for success are experience and a solid market for the product being developed. The principals of Atlantic Fiber Resources have been operating successfully in the forestry industry for sixteen years.
Atlantic Fiber Resources has secured the sale of all of its products to buyers in Ireland, Denmark, Sweden and other European countries. The short distance from Chandler to these European countries is a definite advantage over other pellet and wood producers in North America. Based on market studies, the proposed lumber mill will produce enough lumber to satisfy less than 1% of the entire UK market. The pellet facility will produce 190,000 MT of pellets, which is enough production for 40% of a 56-mega Watt generation facility.
The proposed schedule for this project is as follows:
The proposed pellet mill and lumber mill will most definitely create a successful venture for all the people of Quebec and Atlantic Fiber Resources.
Reducing the use of fossil fuels through the use of more environmentally friendly bio-energy fuels and creating jobs; two noble activities that the residents of Labrador would be happy to see. For the past year Atlantic Fiber Resources Ltd. and Innu Development Limited Partnership have been working to develop a comprehensive plan to seize the opportunity that bio-energy offers Newfoundland and Labrador. With its large and underutilized forests, available workforce, close proximity to markets and willing partners, Newfoundland and Labrador is poised to reap the benefits of a growing bio-energy market.
The pellet mill and lumber mill will contribute to economic growth in Goose Bay and surrounding areas by providing jobs during the construction of the mills, ongoing jobs to operate the mills and forest related jobs created in the harvesting and transportation of the raw materials from the forests to the mills. Atlantic Fiber Innu Ltd.’s development plan will result in the pellet mill being in production by late 2010, with approximately 150 employees, as well as an $8 million economic spin off to the community of Goose Bay.
For any new venture to succeed, two ingredients for success are experience and a solid market for the product being developed. The principals of Atlantic Fiber Resources have been operating successfully in the forestry industry for fifteen years.
Atlantic Fiber Resources has identified potential buyers for all of the planned output from the pellet mill through relationships that exist today with current customers. Based on market studies, the proposed lumber mill will produce enough supply of lumber to satisfy the needs of Labrador.
In order to capitalize on the opportunities presented to us, it is our intention to secure a Forest Management Area (FMA), with an annual allowable cut (AAC) of 262,000 m3/year and a site for plant location. Our proposed schedule for this project is as follows:
In addition to working within the FMA, we are ready to work with the government in harvesting wood in the Lower Churchill and Muskrat Reservoir area. This is a great opportunity to capture woody material that would otherwise be flooded by the creation of the dam. There is enormous potential to capture revenue from the needed harvesting of the bowl area around the floodwaters, as well as the construction of access roads.
We have included a detailed plan with all the necessary facts and data that proves this to be an immensely viable and beneficial project for Goose Bay and surrounding areas.
Great Western Forestry had a very successful season in 2010 with their MPB work in Alberta. 79,000 MPB-killed trees were cut with 118 staff members. Most of the work was done north of Edmonton, Alberta and south of Grande Prairie, Alberta. Great Western Forestry will be working with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment beginning September, 2011 in the Cypress Hills area out side Maple Creek. As well, the work in Alberta will continue and it is expected that 2011 will be a busy season.
Calgary Biomass facility will be entirely sustained off of wood chips used as a heating source and will require 280,000 metric tons and will have the heating capacity to heat 22 square blocks of housing. It will be operational by the summer of 2010.