八月 4, 2016
Catalyst Paper Corporation will invest approximately $2.7 million in two projects at its Biron, Wisconsin mill that will improve operational efficiency and lighten its environmental footprint.
One project will convert the fuel source of Biron's #4 boiler from high-sulphur coal to natural gas. The second project will modify the TMP reboiler to reclaim unused waste steam from the thermo mechanical pulping process to heat fresh water supplying the paper machines, decreasing the demand on both coal and natural gas.
These projects offer significant environmental benefits. They will substantially reduce sulphur dioxide emissions, while achieving major reductions of particulate, nitrogen oxide and greenhouse gas.
With the #4 boiler conversion, Biron will also meet the Environmental Protection Agency's Maximum Achievable Control Technology standard, which impacts the mill on Jan. 31, 2017.
"These two projects represent an important milestone for our mill," said Lucas McLeod, Vice President & General Manager. "Today, we take an important step forward to position Biron for improved efficiency and environmental performance, which supports Catalyst's commitment to continuous improvement."
Work on the reboiler is underway and expected to be completed in October 2016. Work on the #4 boiler conversion is expected to commence in February 2017. We anticipate start up by May 1, 2017.
Catalyst Paper manufactures diverse printing papers such as coated freesheet, coated one side (C1S), coated and uncoated groundwood, newsprint, directory, as well as market pulp.