Posts Tagged ‘pulp’
Filed under: Forestry
Forestry Deal Places Value On Sustainability, Ecology
by Trevor J. Murphy on Jul 6th, 2012
Several forest industry and conservation groups have developed a plan that would encourage sustainable harvesting and ecological protection in Ontario. According to the Globe & Mail, the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CFBA) outlines a plan in which “some 835,000 hectares in the Abitibi River forest – an area roughly the size of Yellowstone Park in the U.S. – will be excluded from timber harvesting in order to protect the threatene...
Filed under: Dissolving Pulp
Partnership Investigates The Viability of Using Wood Fibre In Auto Parts
by Trevor J. Murphy on May 11th, 2012
Magna Exteriors, a Canadian auto parts maker, has partnered with the Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-Economy (CRIBE) to investigate the viability of integrating wood fibre in plastic auto parts. “Currently, Magna moulds a number of components and sub-systems using long glass filled polypropylene (LGFPP) for global automotive manufacturers,” reported Pulp and Paper Canada. “In certain applications glass fibre can be substitu...
Filed under: Thurso Pulp Mill
Reducing, Reusing & Recycling Energy
by Trevor J. Murphy on Jul 22nd, 2010
Though the mill in Thurso, Quebec is currently a northern bleached hardwood kraft pulp mill and will be transformed into a specialized dissolving pulp mill by 2011, processed pulp isn’t the only commodity produced by the mill. At several different stages in the pulping process, energy is harnessed and recycled, saving the mill both time and money. Here are four ways energy is reduced, reused and recycled at the Thurso pulp mill: #1 –...
Filed under: Cogeneration
What is Biomass?
by Trevor J. Murphy on Jun 22nd, 2010
With a $62 million plan to build a cogeneration plant on site at the Thurso mill, Fortress Paper will be able to produce nearly 25 megawatts of power both for the mill and the Quebec power grid by the end of 2012. While cogeneration plants are dependent on recycling byproducts from the manufacturing process – in Thurso’s case, steam from the pulping process – to produce energy, they also require additional “fuel” from biomass to maxi...
Filed under: NBHK Production, Thurso Pulp Mill
Pulp And Paper Canada: “Fortress Paper’s Thurso Mill Resumes Production Ahead of Schedule”
by Trevor J. Murphy on Jun 2nd, 2010
Fortress Specialty Cellulose Inc. began production and sale of NBHK pulp from the company's mill in Thurso, Que., on May 28. The mill reopened May 1 after being shut down by its former owner in early 2009. Chad Wasilenkoff, CEO of parent company Fortress Paper Ltd., commented: "We are pleased that production has commenced ahead of schedule and this will enable us to take advantage of the current strong NBHK pulp prices." Fortress Specialty'...
Filed under: Thurso Pulp Mill
MONTREAL GAZETTE: “$18M infusion for Thurso pulp mill”
by Trevor J. Murphy on Apr 7th, 2010
The Thurso pulp mill is hoping for a second life with the approval by Hydro-Québec of a cogration project using wood waste to produce electricity for the state-owned utility. Vancouver's Fortress Paper Inc. will invest just $18 million of its own money for the $153 million conversion of the mothballed Thurso pulp mill near Gatineau, Que., analysts said Monday. Fortress, best known for its cotton-based banknotes, security papers and w...