Kruger sees 35% decrease in GHG emissions after BC tissue mill project; plans third biomass gasifier

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Kruger sees 35% decrease in GHG emissions after BC tissue mill project; plans third biomass gasifier

February 11, 2011 - 07:20
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NEW WESTMINSTER, BC, Feb. 11, 2011 (Local News) -It's been just over a year since Kruger Products started turning wood waste into fuel at its New Westminster mill, and the company says it is encouraged by the environmental and economic results.

In 2010 the plant, which makes Purex and Scotties tissues, saw a 35 per cent decrease in greenhouse gas emissions--the equivalent of taking 3,500 cars off the road--thanks to the introduction of two biomass gasification boilers from Vancouver firm Nexterra Energy. The system converts locally sourced wood residue into a syngas, which is fired directly into a boiler in place of natural gas.

The mill still has three natural gas boilers, but intends to add a third biomass gasifier in the future.

New Westminster Newsleader - Boiler conversion cut GHG emissions 35% in 2010: Kruger

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