Is your straw for sale?

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Opinion

Saskatchewan’s push towards developing value-added processing industries has been accelerating in recent years. Just this year, three canola crush plants have either been announced as new builds or expansions. But canola isn’t the only agri-processing moving ahead, as Red Leaf Pulp recently announced its plans to build a wheat straw-based pulp mill at Regina, Sask. The company says its plant “will have the capacity to produce 182,000 tonnes of market pulp annually from waste straw.” The announcement is being met with a fair bit of skepticism, and for good reason. First of all, that “waste” is another person’s treasure, and…

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