The Biomass Conversion Centre (CVB) is an innovative project that maximizes a valuable resource, the forest, to stop waste. Not to mention all the economic benefits for the Pontiac, it also ensures the establishment of an industrial and manufacturing activity directly aligned with the principles of sustainable development:
- Non-polluting technology that does not generate atmospheric discharges;
- Breakthrough replacement for food resources often used in the production of ingredients for industrial use, such as corn, so that they are rather devoted to their primary role, that of feeding populations, in a context where food is under stress;
- Consumes a resource unlikely to experience drastic price changes, providing greater stability and predictability to users.
A bio-refinery is the hub of the much larger Biomass Conversion Centre (CVB), a multi-faceted project, integrating (5) production units that make full use of the forest biomass, such as pulpwood which is used for pulp and paper production, to:
- Extract ‘green’ bioproducts used to manufacture everyday consumer products and where market opportunities are growing;
- Produce electricity and steam necessary for the CVB to be energy self-sufficient;
- Manufacture energy wood pellets for household and industrial use.
Primary production of crystalline cellulose and lignin. Potential production of C-5 and C-6 sugars for the production of biogas and/or bioethanol.
Energy Pellet Mill
Production of torrefied wood pellets aimed at a global household market.
Receives and prepares the wood so as to optimize its use. The stems could be cut according to internal and external client specifications.
Bark extraction Unit
For research purposes, pilot project which would also serve as a technological showcase.
To meet the energy needs of the CVB.