Local Forestry

Innovative Alberta pulp mill recover wood byproduct for transformation into green bioproducts

Alberta is home to the first commercial-scale plant in Canada to extract a natural substance in trees called lignin for the development of sustainable new value-added products.

West Fraser, a diversified forest products company with operations across Western Canada, has built the new plant at its pulp mill in Hinton, Alta. The state-of-the art facility will recover lignin from the pulping operation using a novel technology, and transform this wood byproduct into useful, environmentally friendly bioproducts.