Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 28 June 2011 -- AbiBow Canada Inc. has received an additional wood allocation from the Province of Ontario that will allow the mill to increase pulp and paper production to previous levels and generate power at the mill.
"This new wood supply allocation is crucial for the future of our Fort Frances operations, and is an important element as we build a sustainable future for this facility," said Roger Barber, general manager for forestry and fiber resources for Ontario and Atlantic Canada, AbitibiBowater.
The new wood supply consists of 317,500 cubic meters per year of merchantable and unmerchantable spruce, pine, fir, white birch, and poplar.
Barber told a local radio station (B93 FM), that the wood supply includes merchantable softwood fiber for the pulp and paper facility as well as unmerchantable fibre that will become biomass as a feed stock for our biomass boiler. Barber said the supply provides the mill with more long-term security and a better fiber cost structure.