The Red Leaf Project will create a truly circular economy in Saskatchewan via three separate pathways:


  • The carbon footprint of Red Leaf pulp is 76% lower than the footprint of conventional mechanical pulps. This is due to:

    • Increased energy efficiency;

    • Low water usage;

    • Utilization of an agricultural waste product that is locally sourced (within a 100 km radius from site);

    • Highly efficient facility and process.

  • Utilizing straw instead of wood to create pulp results in carbon savings of 196,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent​/year, which is equivalent to:

    • The carbon absorbed by 9 million trees/year

    • The CO2 emitted by 43,000 cars/year

  • A Red Leaf mill will have minimal discharge and solid waste. The water used in the process will be recycled or turned into lignin.

  • Using wheat straw for the production of pulp prevents agricultural waste from being burned in the fields, resulting in the elimination of thousands of tons of greenhouse gases being emitted into the atmosphere.

  • Red Leaf will ensure First Nations engagement through employment opportunities as well as potential equity partnership.

  • A Red Leaf facility will create over 110 direct jobs and another 175+ indirect jobs to the local community.


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