Alberta Biobord Press Release February 1, 2021 @ 8:44am published at 4:51pm.
On Monday, February 1, Alberta Biobord opens a Community Outreach office in Stettler, Alberta. The office is the first step in beginning the process of consulting with residents of Stettler and Stettler County on the possibility of building Alberta Biobord’s proposed straw pellet plant and medium density fibreboard plant.
The office will be initially staffed by Alberta Biobord Director and VP Community Outreach Lorne Murfitt. “We are excited about beginning the process of sharing our ideas with the Town and County of Stettler as well as the broader community. We believe that we have built a very exciting and environmentally friendly project that we hope all of Stettler and Alberta will be proud of,” said Murfitt.
“We welcome all residents to stop in when restrictions allow. We have lots of space to maintain appropriate social distancing” added Murfitt.
“We're looking forward to speaking with everyone from the local politicians, local suppliers, local contractors, local farmers, local residents, local investors and local media. This first phase is a $36 Million project that we hope to have operating later this year,” said George Clark, President of Alberta Biobord. “We see Stettler as an ideal location for Alberta Biobord, hard-working people, centrally located for great access to straw, excellent transportation options with multiple highways and a railway. We are seeking to build a Fuel Pellet plant, a Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) board plant, a future Co-Gen powerplant and hopefully some environmentally friendly CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery projects, Stettler County along with communities up to 250 kilometres in any direction will see plenty of benefits in the days, weeks, months, years and decades to come.”
“We have been working towards this launch for over a year so Alberta Biobord is delighted to kick off conversations with residents of the Town and County of Stettler,” said Clark. “We are looking to create jobs and bring investment to an area that has been hit very hard over the last few years. Working with farmers to dispose of their waste straw will be central to our business and we look forward to discussing those opportunities with local farmers.”
There are many announcements and details to come in the coming weeks and months ahead of the first stage of opening.
The office is located at 4803 44th Avenue, Stettler.