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Fraser Papers Thurso Pulp Mill to reduce energy costs and improve environmental performance


August 28, 2007
By Pulp & Paper Canada

TORONTO, ON — Fraser Papers announced it has signed an agreement with ForEverGreen Energy, a subsidiary of Thermal…

TORONTO, ON — Fraser Papers announced it has signed an agreement with ForEverGreen Energy, a subsidiary of Thermal Energy International Inc., to install a heat exchange unit at its pulp mill in Thurso, Quebec.Once installed on the mill’s main heat stack, the heat exchange unit will produce thermal power that the Thurso operations will use to displace approximately 5% to 10% of the fossil fuel it currently consumes at significant savings to the current cost of oil. In addition to lowering energy costs, the heat exchange unit will provide important environmental benefits, including reduced emissions of greenhouse gases, such as nitrous oxide and sulphur dioxide.”This initiative will improve our energy efficiency and strengthens our environmental position at our pulp and paper facilities,” noted Jean-Pierre Benoit, General Manager at the Thurso pulp mill. “We are committed to improving environmental performance in all aspects of our operations.”The anticipated emission reductions are equivalent to permanently removing more than 2,000 cars from the road, which is more than double the number of cars driven by the residents of the entire town of Thurso.Work will begin during the scheduled maintenance outage in October, 2007.

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