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Business Uses Wood Waste To Cut Costs

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Business Uses Wood Waste To Cut Costs

McGuinty Government Helps Business Reduce Energy Consumption

A wood design company in Murillo is reducing its natural gas consumption by converting biowaste into energy.

The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) is providing $26,700 to Precision Wood Design Inc. to assist with the purchase and installation of equipment that will lower its overall energy costs.

Waste wood fibre is now being used as an energy source to heat the building and kilns.

Quick Facts

  • Burning biomass to produce power results in substantially fewer harmful emissions when compared to traditional sources of power generation.
  • Biowaste is a term used to describe organic waste, such as sawdust, which can be used to create energy known as biofuel.

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“This investment will help Precision Wood create more value-added products and support their market expansion plans. The technology being proposed for this project could stand as a benchmark for other small wood-related and bio-product manufacturers across the North.”

Bill Mauro

Thunder Bay-Atikokan MPP

“Our government is committed to helping northern businesses cut operating costs while becoming more environmentally friendly.”

Michael Gravelle

Minister of Northern Development and Mines



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