Thermal Energy wins $C11-million mill energy efficiency project
Ottawa, ON-based Thermal Energy International Inc., which provides industrial and institutional energy efficiency solutions, has been engaged by an existing pulp and paper customer to design, develop and implement a major energy efficiency improvement and greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction project.
The project includes the installation of two of Thermal Energy’s proprietary FLU-ACE® heat recovery systems and the conversion of the mill’s steam traps to Thermal Energy’s proprietary GEM™ steam trap system.
The $11-million project is expected to provide annual natural gas savings of more than 35% and reduce annual GHG emissions by over 20%, or about 43,000 tonnes.
Said William Crossland, CEO of Thermal Energy, “We have been working in partnership with this customer over the past year to develop a turn-key project that meets both their energy savings and greenhouse gas reduction goals. This resulted in our largest single order to date and a project that can serve as a blueprint for other large energy users around the world looking for an optimal solution for fighting climate change, by providing significant reductions in carbon emissions and energy use while, at the same time, delivering a high return on investment.”
Thermal Energy estimates the project’s annual reduction in GHG emissions is equivalent to: Removing 9208 passenger vehicles from the road (1); preventing the burning of more than 21 Mkg of coal (1); the benefit from installing 11 largescale wind turbines at an estimated cost of about $47 million (2).
(1) US EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator:www.epa.gov/energy/greenhouse-gas-equivalencies-calculator.