Power from wood waste could feed electricity grid, says advocate

By Sandi Krasowski
The Chronicle-Journal in Yahoo! News
June 7, 2024
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: Canada, Canada East

Derek Nighbor

At a gathering of Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce … Derek Nighbor, president and chief executive officer of the Forest Products Association of Canada, presented on the economic impacts of the forestry sector. He said the pulp mill closures in Ontario in the last few of months have “sent shockwaves” through the industry. “As soon as a few pulp mills go down, that creates massive problems for the business model for our sawmills, and the entire forest ecosystem, and Northwestern Ontario is not immune from a lot of the challenges,” Nighbor said. …Adding, the composition of a pulp and paper mill is “very conducive” to making energy. Many mills across the country, including the ones in Dryden and Thunder Bay, generate power for themselves to power their operations by using what would otherwise be wood waste.

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