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Howe Sound Pulp & Paper improves boiler

Sept. 17, 2010, Gibsons, BC – Howe Sound Pulp and Paper Limited Partnership is receiving $36.7 million to improve the energy efficiency of the mill's biomass boiler.


September 17, 2010
By Natural Resources Canada

Sept. 17,
2010, Gibsons, BC – Howe Sound Pulp and Paper Limited Partnership is receiving
$36.7 million in funding under the Pulp and Paper Green Transformation Program
to invest in technology that will improve the energy efficiency of the
mill's biomass boiler. Through a series of adjustments, the mill will be able
to operate the boiler at full power and increase its capacity to burn wood
waste. These modifications to the boiler will give more than 127,000 additional
MWh of renewable electricity a year, allowing the mill to sell its surplus
renewable energy to BC Hydro. The refurbished boiler will also reduce natural
gas consumption by 6.5 million cubic metres/year and significantly reduce the mill's
greenhouse gas emissions by 12,000 tonnes/year.

"As
a result of this investment in our boiler, we will become one of the largest
independent producers of renewable electricity in British Columbia," said
Mac Palmiere, president and CEO of Howe Sound Pulp and Paper, located in Port
Mellon, British Columbia.


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