Bioenergy Success Stories

Al-Pac story

At the AL-Pac mill, near Boyle, bark and other waste left over from the pulping process is combusted in boilers, and the resulting steam is used to run three large turbines. The energy generated by these turbines is enough to meet all of the mill’s needs while surplus power is sold to the province’s electrical grid.

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Hinton Pulp Story

West Fraser Mills Ltd.’s mill in Hinton is among a growing number of companies in Alberta that sees the potential of bioenergy. For several decades, the mill has been relying less on natural gas and more on the sawdust, discarded branches and other waste that can be used to produce energy. The mill is now largely self-sufficient and all of the excess energy it produces goes to consumers on the province’s electrical grid.

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Lethbridge Biogas story

The $30 million Lethbridge Biogas LP facility opened in December 2013 with funding from the Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC) and Alberta government.

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World’s first waste-to-biofuels facility

Enerkem spent more than a decade finding a way to transform solid household waste into biofuels on a commercial scale. The company’s first full-scale commercial waste-to-biofuels plant, located at the Edmonton Waste Management Centre, opened June 4, 2014 and will convert 115,000 tonnes of waste to 38 million litres of bioethanol per year once it is in full production.

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