ROTHSCHILD, WI, Nov. 11, 2013 (PRNewswire) -We Energies announced today that the biomass-fueled power plant on the site of Domtar Corporation's Rothschild, Wis., paper mill was placed into commercial operation Friday, Nov. 8, after testing and commissioning activities were successfully completed.
Wood, waste wood and sawdust are being used to produce up to 50 megawatts (MW) of electricity; steam provided by the plant is also supporting Domtar's sustainable papermaking operations.Read more
The Kentucky Public Service Commission last month approved agreements that allowed Big Rivers' biggest customer, Century Aluminum's 700-employee smelter at Hawesville, to leave the Big Rivers' system and buy cheaper power on the open market.Read more
Domtar will be joining businesses and individuals around the globe to participate in the Rainforest Alliance's third annual Follow the Frog Week that kicks off today, September 16, and runs through September 22.Read more
MILWAUKEE, WI, Sept. 3, 2013 (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) - At the newest power plant in Wisconsin, fuel will come from close to home.
Unlike coal, which is brought in by train from Wyoming and Appalachia, biomass will be culled from the sawmills and forests of northern Wisconsin.
Most of the waste wood that will supply the $268 million We Energies andDomtar power plant will come from within 75 miles of Rothschild, said Jim Freiberg of Domtar.Read more
Domtar Corporation today released its 2012 Sustainable Growth Report, providing a Year-1 update on its 2020 sustainable business roadmap. Progress is being tracked through a framework of 35 key performance indicators that cover the range of the Company's sustainability efforts, from increasing production efficiency and environmental footprint reductions, to promoting the development of employees, serving customers better and contributing more effectively to host communities.Read more