Syngas to power tissue plant
New Westminster, BC – Kruger Products Ltd. has selected Nexterra
Energy Corp. to supply a biomass gasification system for its tissue
mill in New Westminster, BC.
June 8, 2009 By Canadian Biomass
New Westminster, BC – Kruger Products Ltd. has selected Nexterra Energy Corp. to supply a biomass gasification system for its tissue mill in New Westminster, BC. The gasification system will convert locally sourced wood residue into synthesis gas (syngas) that will be fired directly in a boiler in place of natural gas. The Kruger installation will produce 40,000 lbs/h of process steam and displace about 445,000 gigajoules of natural gas annually, which is equivalent to the amount of natural gas used to heat 3500 homes in Canada for one year. It will also reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the plant by more than 22,000 tonnes per year, the equivalent of removing nearly 5500 cars from Canadian roads.
|Nexterra’s biomass gasification system at the Kruger mill will be the first of its kind in the pulp and paper industry.
Kruger, Nexterra, and FPInnovations have formed a consortium to build the new system, which will be the first commercial demonstration of Nexterra’s direct-fired gasification solution. The project has received support from Natural Resources Canada, Western Economic Diversification Canada, the British Columbia Innovative Clean Energy Fund, and Ethanol BC. The plant should be completed in late 2009.
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