is home to one of the most spectacular coastlines on the planet
Pacific Future Energy will build and operate the world’s greenest bitumen refinery, on British Columbia’s North Coast, halfway between Terrace and Kitimat.
- First Nations First. We recognize and respect First Nations’ title and rights, and their governments and processes. We aim to co-create the project with First Nations, and will proceed with our project only if we are welcomed and supported.
- Environmental stewardship: Our feedstock will be a safe and non-toxic form of bitumen (NEATBIT™) brought in by rail (no dilbit in pipelines), and turned into world-class fuels in a Near Zero Net Carbon refinery. No big bitumen or heavy crude-oil tankers, just refined fuels and smaller vessels. At the refinery, the use of clean energy, the highest amount of water recycling and treatment; plus the maximum recovery of carbon dioxide and the capture of carbon from various processes.
- Economics and benefits: The Asian Development Bank predicts that Asia-Pacific nations will increase their energy demand by 67% by 2035. So the markets will be there. As for the benefits, by refining bitumen on Canada’s West Coast, we will keep money at home, to help pay for education, healthcare and other public services, to provide long-term jobs, and to export less in jobs and value to other countries.
Pacific Future Energy views Indigenous Partnership as the foundation to building our future and protecting our coast. Our objective is to build a genuine, respectful, open, and trustful relationship with Indigenous communities.
Partnership is essential to moving forward together. Partnership is the only ‘right’ approach for a project that will affect the traditional lands of Indigenous communities. Pacific Future Energy believes in supporting the efforts of Indigenous communities to achieve full self-sufficiency, thereby fulfilling the potential of all of our children and grandchildren – in a sustainable manner.
Our commitment is to engage directly with Indigenous communities, from the very beginning of the project and every step of the way. All decisions will be made in a true spirit of partnership, mutual benefit and respect, with a goal of shared prosperity and health for all future generations.
Pacific Future Energy believes that we can all benefit from a strong, healthy relationship – including respect for local traditional knowledge, and learning about the immediate and long-term needs of Indigenous communities. Pacific Future Energy is committed to achieving success together by investing in areas prioritized by Indigenous communities themselves.
The constitutional obligation to consult and accommodate Indigenous Peoples has long since been established. We believe that Indigenous communities, including their families and citizens, must be directly engaged. We are committed to meaningful, respectful and thoughtful negotiation. Indigenous communities, their families and their citizens, will always be welcome at the table.
Pacific Future Energy is dedicated to a future that supports Coastal Indigenous Nations to continue their traditional ways of life, while supporting their needs and interests, and achieving their rightful place based on their inherent rights and freedoms in their lands. Together, and in full partnership, we can lead the way towards a brighter future for all people on the Pacific Coast.