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Thunder Bay mill to increase biomass CHP capacity

Mar. 16, 2011 – AbitibiBowater will soon be providing more biomass power for northwestern Ontario and adding 56 permanent jobs.


March 16, 2011
By Ontario Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure

Mar. 16, 2011 – AbitibiBowater will soon be
providing more biomass power for northwestern Ontario and adding 56 permanent
jobs. Through an agreement with the Ontario Power Authority, AbitibiBowater’s
Thunder Bay, Ontario, pulp and paper plant will increase the electricity
generation capacity of its existing biomass-fuelled combined heat and power
(CHP) system by 40 MW, producing enough additional power for 38,000 homes. The
expansion is also supported by a $9.6-million grant from Ontario's Forest
Sector Prosperity Fund. The project is expected to be completed by January
2013.

AbitibiBowater is also taking advantage of
the Industrial Conservation Initiative, which is available to over 200 of
Ontario's largest energy consumers. This program encourages industrial
companies to shift their electricity consumption to off-peak hours, helping
them stay competitive, invest more in their businesses, and create new jobs.

For additional information, read: Mill energized, by The Chronicle-Journal.

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