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Fortress Paper Ltd. has signed an energy supply agreement with Hydro Quebec for the sale of green electricity to be produced at the company's Thurso, Que., mill upon completion of a biomass-based coge...


June 1, 2010
By Pulp & Paper Canada

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Fortress Paper Ltd. has signed an energy supply agreement with Hydro Quebec for the sale of green electricity to be produced at the company’s Thurso, Que., mill upon completion of a biomass-based cogeneration facility.

Under the agreement, the company will construct a cogeneration facility to provide net 18.8 megawatts of green power to Hydro Quebec over a 15-year term. Deliveries are expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Canfor Pulp Income Fund has received unitholder and court approvals to convert to a dividend-paying public corporation named Canfor Pulp Products Inc.

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We Energies, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has awarded Pyry the engineering contract for a EUR 185-million capital project for a new 50 MW biomass cogeneration plant to be constructed at the Domtar paper mill facility in Rothschild, Wisconsin.

The new cogeneration facility will be designed to provide steam to the Domtar paper mill and is capable of providing a nominal power generation of 50 MW. The plant will utilize wood, wood waste and wood shavings to produce electricity.

Metso has acquired the Viconsys web inspection and web break system business. The acquisition enhances Metso’s automation product and service offering to the paper industry. Viconsys is known as an industry benchmark and global market leader in machine vision technology.

Industrial chemist GeorgeH. Tomlinson II passed away in March at the age of 97. Dr. Tomlinson worked briefly at McGill University before joining Howard Smith Chemicals. He remained with Howard Smith and its successor companies, including Domtar. He became director of research for Domtar in 1961, and then v-p of research and environmental technology. Dr. Tomlinson became an honorary life member of CPPA (now PAPTAC) in 1980. He was also a TAPPI Gold Medalist and TAPPI Fellow. He is known for his work with lignin and black liquor oxidation.