MONTREAL, Nov. 22, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Kruger Inc. proudly announces
that it was presented with the 2013 Green Innovation Award at the 23rd Gala of the Association pour le développement de la recherche et de l'innovation du
Québec (Québec Association for research and innovation development - ADRIQ)
held in Montréal on November 21, 2013. The award was given to Kruger's
Publication Papers Division in recognition of a project that reuses fly
ash produced by the cogeneration plant at its newsprint mill in
The Brompton Mill has been producing electricity and steam from paper
residue and other biomass sources at its cogeneration plant since 2007.
This highly green process significantly reduces the Mill's GHG
Managers at Kruger's cogeneration plant worked on this research project
in partnership with the University of Sherbrooke's Civil Engineering
Department for three years in order to find an alternative for reusing
cogeneration fly ash.
The project, funded by the Québec Ministry of Natural Resources and the
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada,
demonstrated that cogeneration fly ash could be used as a cement
alternative for various industrial applications. The researchers showed
that up to 20% of cement could be replaced with fly ash for making
concrete, without compromising the finished product's quality or
Not only does this discovery open the way to substantial savings for
concrete manufacturers, but it has also helped to significantly reduce
the amount of landfilled waste.
To date, the Brompton facility is the first and only facility in Québec
and Canada that has had cogeneration fly ash certified as a cement
About Kruger Inc.
Founded in 1904, Kruger Inc. is a major producer of publication papers,
tissue, lumber and other wood products, corrugated cartons from
recycled fibres, green and renewable energy, and wines and spirits. The
Company is also a leader in paper and paperboard recycling in North
America. Kruger Inc. operates facilities in Québec, Ontario, British
Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador, and the United States.
Image with caption: "From left to right: Jean-Louis Legault, Chief Executive Officer, Association pour le développement de la recherche et de l'innovation du Québec (Québec Association for research and innovation development - ADRIQ); Luc Michel, Services Director, Brompton Mill, Kruger; René Hamel, Environment Coordinator, Brompton Mill, Kruger; Balázs Tolnai, General Manager-Technology, Industrial Products Division, Kruger; Gérald St-Aubin, Vice-President, Investment Fund and Strategic Support, Desjardins; and Albert De Luca, Tax Partner, Deloitte. (CNW Group/Kruger Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131122_C4216_PHOTO_EN_33765.jpg
SOURCE: Kruger Inc.
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