BC gov’t, Harmac pulp mill miss Voith deadline for new pulp technology funding; to be developed with Suzano in Brazil

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BC gov’t, Harmac pulp mill miss Voith deadline for new pulp technology funding; to be developed with Suzano in Brazil

August 12, 2011 - 09:08

VANCOUVER, BC, Aug. 12, 2011 (Local News) -A consultant for German-based technology company Voith AG said the deadline has come and gone for the B.C. government to invest in a potentially-revolutionary pulp-making technology, and the company is moving south.

Garry Young said when the Wednesday deadline passed to receive $3.5 million funding for a developmental machine at Harmac in Nanaimo, Voith officials determined that they would no longer try to develop the new process in B.C.

"I spoke to Germany this morning, and they said that's it, finished, over with, kaput," Young said. "They are now going to develop it with Suzano Paper in Brazil."

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