Canfor Pulp to undertake capital energy projects in BC

CANFOR PULP PRODUCTS INC., VANCOUVER, BC, PLANS capital projects worth $C105-million at its Northwood NBSK pulp mill in Prince George and its BCTMP mill in Taylor. Both mills are in BC.

Northwood will get a new 32-MW condensing turbo-generator costing about $65 million. Taylor will upgrade the refining line for about $40 million, partially funded through BC Hydro’s conservation program incentives.

Canfor expects improved over-all mill energy efficiency and reduced total fuel consumption, mill water use, steam use per tonne of pulp and natural gas consumption.

• Earlier, Canfor Pulp said it was to get up to $13.2-million funding from Sustainable Development Technology Canada which supports the development and deployment of clean technology in Canada. The grant supports the proposed biocrude project underway through its joint venture with Licella Fibre Fuels of Australia established in May 2016 to investigate whether Licella’s technology can economically convert pulp biomass into a renewable biocrude. In preliminary trials, wood residue streams from the kraft process were successfully converted into stable biocrude oil.

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