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NEWS RELEASE · 23rd July 2010
Excerpts from their July newsletter are below.

Message from the Chair

“Steady” probably best describes how things are moving along for SNCIRE. We have made steady progress, with several important gains in the past several months.

As you read through this newsletter, you'll see that we are moving towards our goal of a diversified natural resource economy for the Skeena-Nass region: BioCoal may be a game-changer; JOP is helping valuable resource workers stay in the region; more people are joining with us and supporting the call for a regional approach; and we are making more and more contacts to build up the regional network.

There are many fronts and issues that we have been working on, and many more that we think need to see action as well.

We hope you are encouraged by the progress that we have made, and we hope you con- tinue to encourage us in our efforts to transition the Skeena-Nass Region to an eco- nomically, environmentally, and socially sustainable resource economy.


Bio-Coal: a game changer?

The recent announcement by Global BioCoal of their plans for a production plant in Ter- race is more than just a successful attraction of a new business to our region. It is also a potential global game changer.

Once its “rotawave” technology is in place and at full production, Global expects its bio -coal product will be able to displace conventional coal. This would potentially have huge impacts on greenhouse gas emissions: conventional coal-burning power plants would no longer have to use mined carbon, therefore significantly reducing (or eliminating) the in- put of new carbon into the atmosphere.

The math is not all done yet, but we are proud that the Skeena-Nass is playing an important role in a potentially huge part of the climate change solution.

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