Canadian bioenergy projects unveiledEDMONTON, AB

— The High Level, Hairy Hull and Slave Lake communities in northern Alberta, Canada, will benefit from renewable energy projects supported by the Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corp.

The High North RTP Project in High Level will be the world's largest fast pyrolysis plant, converting wood waste from Tolko's sawmill at High Level to Pyrolysis oil, which generates power for a series of modified diesel engines. Waste heat will be recovered and used for drying lumber.

Growing Power Hairy Hill will be the world's first large scale carbon neutral biofuel plant. The integrated biorefinery also includes other operations such as fertilizer manufacturing and biofuel feedstock production with systems powered by waste.

The Slave Lake Pulp Bio-Methanation Project will integrate an energy efficient anaerobic digestion system into an existing effluent treatment system. The new system will treat effluent and produce biogas that will generate electricity and heat for use in the pulping process.

Combined the three projects are estimated to reduce GHG emissions by more than 2.3 megatonnes over 10 years, the equivalent of removing 46,000 cars off the road. For every dollar CCEMC invests in these three projects, about another $7.50 is also invested.

Posted by Karen Koenig

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