Howe Sound Pulp and Paper Corporation (HSPP) announced today that it is in the final stages of completing the upgrade of its wood waste boiler under the facility’s $37 million federal Green Transformation Program. Since late May, the mill has focused on the replacement of the bottom half of the furnace with advanced technology that uses a fluidized sand bed to burn waste bark. Later this week, the mill will begin burning natural gas in the boiler to commence the week long commissioning and start-up process.
HSPP’s President and CEO Mac Palmiere said “We’re delighted to be finishing the project and the challenges of such significant work. The boiler will be cleaner, more efficient and more reliable. It plays a pivotal role in our generation of new green power for all British Columbians through our connection to the grid.”