Millar Western to implement bioenergy project
WHITECOURT, AB, Aug. 30, 2012 /CNW/ - Millar Western Forest Products Ltd. announced today that it will proceed with construction of a $42 million bioenergy facility at its bleached chemi-thermo-mechanical pulp (BCTMP) mill at Whitecourt, Alberta.
The project will involve integration of anaerobic hybrid digesters (AHDs) into the BCTMP mill's existing aerobic effluent treatment system. The AHD units will recover organic material from the pulp mill's effluent stream and convert it to a biogas. After conditioning, the biogas will be used to fuel reciprocating engines, to generate 5.2 megawatts of renewable energy for use by the company's pulp operations.
All required regulatory approvals are now in place, allowing the project to proceed immediately. Construction will begin in September 2012, with start-up slated for late 2013. The project will not disrupt pulp or lumber production at the company's Whitecourt facilities.
About Millar Western
Millar Western is an integrated forest products company based in Alberta, Canada, that produces and markets hardwood and softwood bleached chemi-thermo-mechanical pulp, or BCTMP, and softwood lumber. Millar Western is Alberta's largest privately held forest products company, operating sawmills in Whitecourt, Boyle and Fox Creek, and a BCTMP mill in Whitecourt.
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