Cascades Boxboard Group – Jonquière and Cascades Transport Inc. Winners of the 2013 Energia Awards

Kingsey Falls, February 7, 2014 – Cascades Boxboard Group – Jonquière and Cascades Transport Inc. were both awarded prizes at the 24th Energia Awards ceremony. The Bureau de l’efficacité et de l’innovation énergétiques (BEIE) presented the prestigious award to the Jonquière plant for optimizing the performance of its biomass boiler, while Cascades Transport Inc. was recognized in the Transportation category for its energy policy.

The Cascades Boxboard Group – Jonquière entered the contest with its biomass boiler optimization project, which consists in producing as much steam as possible using bark, while consuming less electricity and releasing less ash into the atmosphere. The optimization resulted in an increase in steam production using biomass, a lower gas bill, and energy savings of approximately $500,000 annually, as well as a reduction in atmospheric emissions of 36 tonnes of ash per year.

Cascades Transport Inc. was recognized for its energy policy that establishes objectives for reducing the use of fossil fuels through concrete actions, such as monitoring driving habits, regular vehicle maintenance and tire management. The aerodynamic design of its trucks, including tank covers and side skirts, as well as deflectors in the cabin roof, allow Cascades Transport Inc. to further reduce its fuel consumption.

About the Energia Awards

Organized by the Association québécoise pour la maîtrise de l’énergie (AQME), the Energia Awards recognize outstanding achievements of Québec-based companies and celebrate energy efficiency in the following categories: buildings, innovative technologies, industrial and manufacturing processes, transportation, integrated management and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

About the Association québécoise pour la maîtrise de l’énergie

The AQME is a multisectoral association with more than 850 members from the energy sector, including suppliers, professionals, distributors, producers and consumers. It aims to promote communication between these players, all of whom share an interest in controlling energy consumption, and to foster ties between them and the Québec energy industry.

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Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fibres. The Company employs more than 12,000 employees, who work in over 100 production units located in North America and Europe. With its management philosophy, half a century of experience in recycling, and continuous efforts in research and development as driving forces, Cascades continues to deliver the innovative products that customers have come to rely on. Cascades' shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange, under the ticker symbol CAS.

Hugo D'Amours
Vice-President, Communications and Public Affairs Cascades Inc.

Fabien Demougeot
Cascades GIE Inc.