Positively Impacting Sustainability

The amount of straw used by Columbia Pulp for manufacturing market pulp and then paper products will replace approximately 280,000 tons of wood chips, positively impacting forest sustainability.

Columbia facility is a state-of-the-art facility using self-contained, energy efficient processes. The facility will use less energy and require less chemical than a traditional pulp mill. The energy consumption come from electricity and natural gas.

Much of the residual product from pulping will be sold or utilized. Columbia will have the ability to sell the carbohydrate and lignin residue from the manufacturing process.

Traditional pulp mills can produce an unseemly odor in the surrounding area. Columbia’s proprietary process does not produce these odors as a result of the pulping as this is not a sulfur-based manufacturing process.

Columbia Pulp products will be uniquely positioned to appeal to large consumer packaging companies, who seek ways to reduce the environmental impact of their supply chains.

There were 127,590 acres of agricultural residue burned in Eastern Washington State in 2014.
This puts approximately 45,000 tons of ash, particulates, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every year.
250,000 tons of straw to produce pulp will save approx. 18,000 tons of these compounds from entering the atmosphere annually.

Information collected from Washington State Department of Ecology for 2014 year.