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Research project in Inuvik explores turning cardboard waste into pellets


February 22, 2021
By Canadian Biomass Magazine

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A pilot project in Inuvik, N.W.T. has the potential to create new jobs in the area, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and divert cardboard from landfills sites where it can be turned into pellets.

Researchers with Aurora Research Institute are looking at ways to turn waste cardboard into home heating fuel when mixed with wood pellets. About 100 tons of cardboard goes into Inuvik’s landfill every year because the cost of shipping it south to be recycled is too high.

Shredded cardboard particles are heated and compressed which melts the cardboard polymers, allowing the material to be shaped into pellets.

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