Canfor and Canfor Pulp continue to look for ways to combat climate change by improving our manufacturing processes, regenerating forests, reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, and increasing our use of sustainable biomass for power and heating. Using biomass in place of fossil fuels reduces our operating costs, yielding economic as well as environmental benefits.
Canfor’s greenhouse gas emissions increased slightly because of the addition of newly purchased US South operations
The greenhouse gas emissions for 2016 include the Taylor Pulp Mill which was previously captured under Canfor’s GHG totals for 2015 and add 64,913 tonnes of CO2 to the Canfor Pulp total. Canfor Pulp’s natural gas consumption in the boilers increased at both the Northwood and Intercon Mills in 2016. Increased focus on maximizing biomass energy in 2017 will support our path to reducing our carbon footprint.