UFS (NYSE, TSX)
MONTREAL, Jan. 20 /CNW Telbec/ - Domtar Corporation (NYSE/TSX: UFS)
celebrated the start-up of its newly installed 50 megawatt bio-fueled
steam turbine generator at its Marlboro (Bennettsville) mill in South
Carolina today. Domtar invested approximately $40 million in 2010 to
complete this project. Now fully operational, the new turbine has made
the mill more energy efficient.
Domtar has entered into a 15-year agreement with Santee Cooper, South
Carolina's state-owned electric company, for the purchase of up to 50
megawatts of green power. The renewable energy generated by the turbine
would be enough to power roughly 31,000 South Carolina homes.
Domtar would like to recognize the State of South Carolina for the
significant role it has played in the success of this project. To
celebrate the start-up, Domtar organized a "breaker-throw" event at the
mill this morning, which included the participation of several State
dignitaries as well as Domtar executives.
Domtar has been long committed to sustainable business practices and has
implemented energy efficiency programs at all of its facilities to help
reduce the impact of its operations on the environment. Since 2002,
Domtar's increased reliance on lower-emitting biomass as a fuel source
has resulted in a 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions intensity.
Domtar's self-generation of electricity is at approximately 67%, which
represents a 26% increase since 2002. Domtar's use of renewable energy
stands at approximately 74% of total energy use, which represents an
18% increase since 2002.
Domtar Corporation (NYSE/TSX:UFS) is the largest integrated manufacturer
and marketer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America and the
second largest in the world based on production capacity, and is also a
manufacturer of papergrade, fluff and specialty pulp. The Company
designs, manufactures, markets and distributes a wide range of
business, commercial printing and publishing as well as converting and
specialty papers including recognized brands such as Cougar®, Lynx® Opaque Ultra, Husky® Opaque Offset, First Choice® and Domtar EarthChoice® Office Paper, part of a family of environmentally and socially
responsible papers. Domtar owns and operates Domtar Distribution Group,
an extensive network of strategically located paper distribution
facilities. The Company employs approximately 8,500 people. To learn
more, visit www.domtar.com.
All statements in this press release that are not based on historical
fact are "forward-looking statements." While management has based any
forward-looking statements contained herein on its current
expectations, the information on which such expectations were based may
change. These forward-looking statements rely on a number of
assumptions concerning future events and are subject to a number of
risks, uncertainties, and other factors, many of which are outside of
our control that could cause actual results to materially differ from
such statements. Such risks, uncertainties, and other factors include,
but are not necessarily limited to, those set forth under the captions
"Forward-Looking Statements" and "Risk Factors" of the latest Annual
Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC as updated by the Company's
latest Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Unless specifically required by
law, we assume no obligation to update or revise these forward-looking
statements to reflect new events or circumstances.
SOURCE DOMTAR CORPORATION
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