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Heating Solution From Sawdust Goes Against The Grain

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Heating Solution From Sawdust Goes Against The Grain

McGuinty Government Supports Northern Entrepreneur’s Waste Conversion Project

Ontario is helping a wood processing facility on Manitoulin Island convert wood waste into cost-saving energy.

IWS Wood Products near Mindemoya has purchased equipment to use hog fuel derived from the manufacturing process to generate heat for the manufacturing facility. The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) has provided $116,750 to the project, through its Northern Energy Program.

Using wood waste for energy will decrease IWS Wood Product's reliance on fossil fuels. It will also reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill. This will save the company money and reduce its environmental footprint.

Quick Facts

  • Hog fuel is made from the waste by-products of sawmills including sawdust and wood end cuttings, etc.
  • IWS Wood Products Inc. designs and supplies engineered timber building systems including Parallel Strand Lumber (PLS) clustered columns, decking, PSL trusses, and glued-laminated (Glulam) trusses and beams.

Additional Resources


“Investing in businesses that reduce energy consumption is one way this government is positioning the North for future growth.”

Mike Brown

Algoma-Manitoulin MPP

“The McGuinty government is committed to investing in northern businesses that reduce waste and create clean energy sources.”

Michael Gravelle

Minister of Northern Development and Mines



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