This project will deploy a heat recovery system at the Al-Pac Kraft Pulp Mill to capture heat from the plant’s flue gas stream. The recovered flue gas heat will go into the hot water system for the facility, freeing up steam to generate additional “green” electricity. The innovative aspect of this approach is the unique materials that can handle acidic condensate from the flue gas, which have never been installed in a Canadian pulp mill industrial boiler. This technology is expected to reduce energy costs while exporting power to the grid, which also provides additional revenue.

The electricity generated will displace higher emitting sources on Alberta’s electricity grid. Reduced fuel use at the facility will also result in GHG reductions.
The project estimates GHG reductions up to 60,000 to 76,000 tCO2e in the next three to five years.