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Nackawic pulp mill gets grant

Aug. 3, 2010, Nackawic, NB – The AV Nackawic pulp mill in Nackawic, New Brunswick, is receiving a government grant to improve its biomass energy output.


August 3, 2010
By Natural Resources Canada

Aug. 3,
2010, Nackawic, NB – The government of Canada is investing in two capital
improvement projects that will support renewable energy production and
environmental improvements at the AV Nackawic pulp mill in Nackawic, New
Brunswick. The investment of $2.37 million for AV Nackawic Incorporated is
being delivered through the Pulp and Paper Green Transformation Program
(PPGTP). AV Nackawic is 1 of 24 pulp and paper companies across Canada that
qualified for credits under the $1-billion program based on 2009 production
levels of black liquor from the pulping process, used to generate heat and
power.

Part of
the funding will support upgrades that will reduce the mill's water and energy
consumption. The remainder will support the installation of equipment to grind
wood pieces for more efficient combustion. The ability to process more wood,
along with upgrades to the power boiler's combustion system, will increase the
mill's annual production of renewable energy by 12,039 gigajoules/year. The
additional renewable energy will displace a portion of the fossil fuel the mill
uses to generate steam.


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