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Boise Explores Potential To Sequester Paper Mill Emissions Underground


October 1, 2009
By Pulp & Paper Canada

WALLULA, WASH. — Battelle and Boise Inc. will conduct a feasibility study of carbon capture and storage technology that could be of interest to the pulp, paper, and paperboard industry.

WALLULA, WASH. — Battelle and Boise Inc. will conduct a feasibility study of carbon capture and storage technology that could be of interest to the pulp, paper, and paperboard industry.

This project will focus on capture technology developed by Fluor Corporation and will take place at Boise’s pulp and paper mill near Wallula, Washington.

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“This study provides us an opportunity to assess the feasibility of safely and permanently storing CO2 in deep underground basalt formations for a commercial- scale operation,” said Pete McGrail, Laboratory Fellow at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and chief scientist for the project.

Coupling the capture system with permanent geologic sequestration of the CO2 represents an opportunity for Boise — and the pulp and paper industry in general — to seek a potentially new revenue source from carbon credits.


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