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Pulpwood Company now entering the Electricity Surplus Grid Market.

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Mercer InternationalAbout Mercer

About Mercer

Mercer's Core Purpose: Provider of fibers, renewable energy and chemicals, from sustainable sources, for essential human needs.

Mercer is one of the world's largest producers of NBSK market pulp, by capacity. Producing approximately 1.43 ADMT annually between our three mills, Mercer serves customers in Asia, Europe and, North America. With some of the most modern facilities in the world, Mercer's mills in Canada and Germany have established a reputation for superior product, consistent quality and outstanding service. Our modern facilities mean low capital requirements, high efficiency, state-of-the-art environmental compliance and net energy producers.





Energy Producer

In addition to our core business of market pulp production, we produce significant quantities of renewable electricity, generating over 1,401,000 MWh of electricity in 2007. We announced in 2008 that we intend to focus further on energy production and sales through an energy project at our Celgar mill in British Columbia, Canada. The Green Energy Project is a newly-approved approximately C$55 million investment in the mill's power production capacity. When completed, the project is expected to permit Celgar to meet all of its energy requirements and allow any excess electricity to be sold to power utilities, resulting in zero net energy costs for Celgar and significant by-product electricity revenue. In October 2009, a new 48 MW turbine is scheduled to arrive on site, and once installed and running parallel to Celgar's existing 52 MW turbine, is expected to result initially in export of up to 30 MW of surplus electricity in the summer and up to 25 MW in the winter. The mill already produces up to 7 MW of electricity for sale on any given day. This surplus energy is a by-product of pulp production, and the mill needs to run at full capacity to produce enough power for export. About 45 per cent of the wood fed into the mill becomes kraft pulp. The remaining 55 per cent of the wood is converted to a biofuel known as black liquor, and is burned in our modern high pressure recovery boiler to make power. More specifically, lignin and hemi-cellulose are extracted from wood fiber, which becomes a source of fuel in boilers to make steam which in turn makes power. As a renewable resource, wood is considered carbon neutral and energy produced from wood is therefore labeled 'green' as opposed to the 'brown' energy produced from non-renewable coal, for example. The Celgar energy project is designed to increase production of green energy and optimize its power generation capacity.



Mercer's overall strategy is to focus on assets that provide efficient utilization of the wood fiber and maximize energy recovery.
We endeavour to create shareholder value by focusing on the expansion of our asset and earnings base. Key strategies include:

  • Focusing on NBSK Market Pulp: This product is considered premium grade and demands the highest price relative to other kraft pulps.

  • Operating Modern, World-class Mills: We strive to keep operating costs as low as possible and to operate profitably in all market conditions. Our modern production facilities provide us with the best platform to be an efficient, low-cost producer of high-quality NBSK pulp without the need for significant sustaining capital.

  • Improving Efficiency and Reducing Operating Costs: We continually focus on increasing productivity and efficiency through cost reduction initiatives and targeted capital investments. We endeavor to make high return capital investments that increase production and efficiency, reduce costs and improve product quality. At our German mills, some of these capital investments qualify for government grants and some offset wastewater fees that would otherwise be payable. We also seek to reduce operating costs by better managing certain operating activities such as fiber procurement, sales and marketing and customer service. We coordinate these activities at our mills to realize on potential synergies among them.


  • Maximizing Energy Realizations: In 2007, our mills generated over 430,000 megawatt hours of surplus energy, primarily from a renewable carbon-neutral source. We are pursuing several initiatives to increase our overall energy generation and the amount of and price for our surplus power sales. Such initiatives include targeted high return capital projects to increase generation and connectivity to the electric grid. They also include working with stakeholders to have our surplus energy recognized as "green" energy and enhancing the supply of wood residuals.


  • Pursuing Growth: We pursue growth through organic growth and acquisitions primarily in Europe and North America. We pursue organic growth through active management and targeted capital expenditures designed to produce a high return by increasing production, reducing costs and improving quality. We seek to acquire interests in companies and assets in the pulp industry and related businesses where we can leverage our experience and expertise in adding value through a focused management approach and our global production, maintenance, procurement and sales expertise. We view these types of acquisitions, which can occur at significant discounts to replacement costs, as having the ability to generate strong value.


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MERC News: Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) 03/19/2018 06:59:52 PM
MERC News: Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) 03/16/2018 02:27:57 PM
MERC News: Mercer International Inc. Announces Decision in NAFTA Claim 03/06/2018 07:29:44 PM
MERC News: Mercer International Inc. Provides Update on NAFTA Claim 03/05/2018 07:00:00 PM
MERC News: Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) 02/26/2018 05:56:41 PM
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#141   X-date tomorrow..11.5 divie cjmeyer 03/22/16 02:59:22 PM
#140   Wow, a two man show longterm42 09/10/13 03:53:10 PM
#139   Still looks good here~ samplescave 09/09/13 07:50:24 PM
#138   ~ Wednesday! $MERC ~ Earnings posted, pending or Penny Roger$ 02/13/12 04:18:02 AM
#137   Just bought some share last week and up BankerBoy74 08/26/11 05:30:56 PM
#136   diggg-looks like your the only participant on this board. crusader rabbit 01/20/11 05:37:38 PM
#135   Pulp Continues Upwards: Sellers and Buyers Report no diggg 04/16/10 10:28:56 AM
#134   Demand Growth in 2010 to Relieve Capacity and diggg 04/06/10 11:15:20 AM
#133   Now lumber $s are moving up ^^... diggg 03/31/10 05:15:57 PM
#132   Chile's Quake May Cut Pulp Output By 800,000 diggg 03/30/10 10:47:57 AM
#131   Low supply leads to pulp price rises in Asia diggg 03/29/10 12:32:42 PM
#130   Up up she goes ^$$$(today)...Where she lands no diggg 03/25/10 06:02:29 PM
#129   Chile's Arauco Sees Licancel Pulp Restart By Mid-April diggg 03/24/10 06:10:40 PM
#128   Northen Pulp to increase April NBSK pulp prices diggg 03/24/10 05:59:10 PM
#127   116 and rising like a bullet on the diggg 03/21/10 12:53:07 PM
#126   Big Kaulana insider still buying shares... diggg 03/21/10 12:50:30 PM
#125   FWIW:Fibria, Suzano Surge on Outlook for Price Increases diggg 03/19/10 02:20:13 PM
#124   Disasters abroad give boost to Canada's pulp makers diggg 03/18/10 10:30:23 AM
#123   Chile Celulosa Arauco Pulp Mills Still Offline Following diggg 03/17/10 01:46:34 PM
#122   Chile Braces for a Major Economic Slowdown diggg 03/16/10 07:37:06 PM
#121   Fibria to increase April 1 BEK pulp price diggg 03/15/10 07:38:29 PM
#120   Extra-extra read all about it! Pulp $ ^ diggg 03/15/10 07:11:13 PM
#119   Canadian pulp producers expected to benefit as prices diggg 03/15/10 12:12:18 PM
#118   Fibria to increase April 1 BEK pulp price diggg 03/14/10 02:20:54 PM
#117   Pulp Price Surges on Chilean Quake, Finnish Strike diggg 03/11/10 10:44:18 AM
#116   Mercer Investor Presentation (Jan 2010) diggg 03/09/10 05:11:10 PM
#115   Nice action here lately!...Got to love the Charts diggg 03/08/10 02:12:38 PM
#114   Went over 4.00 again. Bigstud is here 02/18/10 01:42:48 AM
#113   Bigstud, we are going to break $4.00 over samplescave 09/05/09 06:14:58 AM
#112   3.57 high for today. Bigstud is here 09/04/09 10:24:55 PM
#111   FoodStamps4stocks, dang. You really missed this one! samplescave 08/30/09 09:24:53 PM
#110   MERC looks like it is now trading inside samplescave 08/30/09 07:49:09 AM
#109   Unreal! MERC is still moving strong! samplescave 08/26/09 12:07:11 PM
#108   I'll post my next move today~ samplescave 08/26/09 05:34:28 AM
#107   I don't think any iHubbers caught this play. samplescave 08/26/09 05:33:54 AM
#106   Few did! :) samplescave 08/25/09 04:55:05 PM
#105   Wowser 3.29 I didnt expected this. Bigstud is here 08/25/09 12:14:50 PM
#104   I had a chunk of shares go through samplescave 08/25/09 05:26:04 AM
#103   Has to be. Look at volume and price action KOOL KAJUN 08/24/09 06:29:29 PM
#102   bourg33, squeeze then? samplescave 08/24/09 04:09:03 PM
#101   bourg33, $3.15 for the High! :) samplescave 08/24/09 04:08:22 PM
#100   OMFG $3.06 and climbing KOOL KAJUN 08/24/09 01:23:00 PM
#99   Tried to short w/Ameritrade at 2.50 KOOL KAJUN 08/24/09 12:12:04 PM
#98   Yeah, if your timing is good ! LOL KOOL KAJUN 08/24/09 12:11:00 PM
#97   What a Great Flip Stock!!! samplescave 08/24/09 11:56:05 AM
#96   Wow.....Came very close to that 2.75 you were KOOL KAJUN 08/24/09 10:57:54 AM
#95   bourg33, it didn't happen. All I can say samplescave 08/23/09 01:54:59 PM
#94   Looking for a Friday evening sell off. Will KOOL KAJUN 08/21/09 03:29:16 PM
#93   Looking for a Friday evening sell off. Will KOOL KAJUN 08/21/09 03:29:11 PM
#92   Looking for a Friday evening sell off. Will KOOL KAJUN 08/21/09 03:29:07 PM