Biogenic Reagents enters into partnership

K.I. SAWYER – Biogenic Reagents, a leading producer of biocarbon products from renewable biomass, has entered into an agreement with West Fraser Inc. to develop renewable biocarbon products at K.I. Sawyer.

West Fraser Inc. is a U.S. subsidiary of Canada-based West Fraser Timber, the largest lumber producer in North America, according to its website. West Fraser operates more than 35 mills across Western Canada and the southern United States.

The parties will contribute capital and assets to a new company, Biogenic Reagents Ventures LLC, that will operate existing, and potentially build new, biocarbon production capacity using proprietary technology and woody biomass feedstock, including supplies from West Fraser facilities.

Biogenic Reagents Ventures will own and operate an existing biocarbon production facility at K.I. Sawyer and plans to expand North American production of proprietary biomass-based biocarbon products.

These products include activated carbon that is used globally to purify drinking water and to reduce emissions from power plants and agricultural carbon soil amendments that increase crop yields, retain nutrients and reduce water requirements and runoff by capturing and holding nutrients and water in the root zone of plants.