Regina scores another business win with pulp mill project

Regina scores another business win with pulp mill project

Red Leaf Pulp says it will build “Canada’s first non-wood pulp mill” in Regina by turning wheat straw into compostable cellulose pulp for use in packaging, tissue and other paper products. Construction of the $350-million facility is slated to begin next year.

Red Leaf says the fibre produced by the facility can be used as a biodegradable alternative to polystyrene packaging. Regina has seen a flurry of new ag investments recently. 

Viterra and Cargill have both announced new canola crush plants while Federated Co-operatives Ltd. says it will build a massive renewable biodiesel refinery in the city.

“Regina is quickly becoming the epicentre of a sustainable, value-added agriculture economy,” said the head of Economic Development Regina.

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