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February 11, 2003
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Weyerhaeuser and BC Hydro are working hand-in-hand on an energy-from-waste project that will enable the Kamloops pu…

Weyerhaeuser and BC Hydro are working hand-in-hand on an energy-from-waste project that will enable the Kamloops pulp mill to be electrically self-sufficient and conserve electricity that is enough to power 15,000 homes.
The project involves converting wood waste from sawmills and chipping facilities, into electricity. This hog fuel will be burned in the steam plant’s existing high-efficiency power boiler furnaces that will then drive the turbogenerator.
Weyerhaeuser invested $16.8 million in the installation of a 30-megawatt hog fuelled turbogenerator, while BC Hydro is contributing $18 million through its Power Smart program .

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