MONTREAL, June 29, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - FPInnovations and TEXO Consulting
and Controls are very pleased to announce that they have signed a new
license agreement for the sale of FPInnovations' Recausticizing Control
Technology (RCT). RCT is an advanced software which efficiently manages
the recausticizing process in kraft pulp mills resulting in reduced
energy costs. Potential energy savings are approximately $1 million per
year for atypical mill.
"Kraft pulp mills continue to search for additional ways to reduce their
chemical cost and energy consumption, and produce more electrical
power. The RCT is a simple solution to reduce both energy consumption
and operating costs. Its simplicity is revolutionary compared to
current recausticizing control systems on the market. We believe this
technology will be very attractive to North American, European,
Australian and New Zealand markets, which represents our growth
market", stated Mario Leclerc, TEXO Consulting and Controls'
Vice-President of Deployment.
The RCT software works in conjunction with a FPInnovations-developed
FTNIR Sensor Technology currently sold by FITNIR Analyzers Inc. By
combining these two innovative technologies, kraft mills can optimize
the efficiency of a key part of their chemical recovery system.
Chris J. Kanters, FPInnovations' National Director of Intellectual
Property, Contracts & Licensing stated that "RCT came out of
FPInnovations' Chemical Pulping research program. We're very proud of
our research team's work which is the result of years of R&D on the
Kraft recovery process". He added, "This technology has already been
successfully implemented in five Canadian Member mills."
FPInnovations and TEXO Consulting and Controls have previously signed
licence agreements for FPInnovations' Lime Kiln Control and Chlorine
Dioxide Generator Control technologies. These agreements, including
RCT, support the creation of advanced process control solutions for the
whole kraft fiberline.
FPInnovations is a not‐for‐profit world leader that specializes in the
creation of scientific solutions in support of the Canadian forest
sector's global competitiveness and responds to the priority needs of
its industrial and government members. It is ideally positioned to
perform research, innovate and deliver state‐of‐the‐art solutions for
every area of the sector's value chain, from forestry operations to
consumer and industrial products. FPInnovations' staff numbers more
than 500. Its research laboratories are located in Québec City,
Montréal and Vancouver, and it has technology transfer offices across
Canada. For more information about FPInnovations, visit: www.fpinnovations.ca
About TEXO Consulting and Controls Inc.
TEXO specialized in asset optimization using advanced process control
applications that are DCS resident. TEXO invests in R&D effort for
innovative APC solutions. The ultimate goal is to reduce variability at
the kraft digester. APC applications for recausticizing, for brownstock
washing and for kraft pulping make it possible for clients who produce
pulp and green energy to remain in control of their objectives while
becoming more competitive. For more information about Texo Consulting
and Controls Inc., visit: www.texo-cc.com
For further information:
| TEXO Consulting and Controls Inc.: |
Laurier Morissette, M.Sc.A., Eng.
Principal - Process Control Engineer
| FPInnovations: |
Chris J. Kanters
National Director, IP, Licensing and Contracts
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