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Biomass boiler gets go-ahead at Abitibis Fort Frances mill (March 12, 2007)


March 12, 2007
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Abitibi-Consolidated is investing $84.3 million in a new biomass energy generator at its Fort Frances, ON mill.

Abitibi-Consolidated is investing $84.3 million in a new biomass energy generator at its Fort Frances, ON mill.

The equipment will use renewable, cost-effective fuel from wood waste, to generate steam and 45.5 MW of electricity for the mill. The boiler will burn mill-generated wood waste and primary sludge, as well as harvest slash from woodlands operations and wood waste from area sawmills.

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The new equipment will be instrumental in our strategy to reduce our energy costs and improve the overall competitiveness of the mill, said Alain Grandmont, senior vice president, commercial printing papers. With this boiler, the mill will be less dependent in the future on market energy pricing and better equipped to compete in the fiercely competitive global marketplace.


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