Cascades to upgrade Cabano biomass boilers

Cascades and the Quebec government are investing $11.3 million to modify two residual forest biomass boilers at the Cascades Containerboard Packaging Cabano plant in Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac, QC.

One boiler will be upgraded with automated controls. The second, more ambitious project involves installing a new combustion chamber and combustion air preheater to the other boiler. The projects will allow the plant to improve boiler operating time and efficiency while limiting the use of another boiler that consumes heavy-fuel oil.

The government of Quebec will contribute financial aid from its Green Fund in the amount of $5.2 million for the two projects, while Cascades will invest $6.1 million. The Green Fund’s revenues come mainly from the carbon market and are used to support Quebec businesses in their transition toward a more carbon-constrained world.

“Cascades already consumes 2.7% less energy than the Canadian average to manufacture the same products,” said Mario Plourde, president and CEO of Cascades.

Cascades, www.cascades.com

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