Project Industry: Forest Products

  • Hinton Bioenergy Carbon Capture and Storage Project

    The Hinton Bioenergy Carbon Capture and Sequestration (BECCS) Project Study is led by Vault 44.01 in collaboration with West Fraser and TorchLight Bioresources. The study supports a project that would capture and store biogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions at West Fraser’s Hinton Pulp Mill site, permanently removing 1.3 million metric tonnes of CO2 from the […]

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  • MPR Fibre Procurement Project

    Mercer Peace River (MPR), a pulp mill and cogeneration facility located in Northern Alberta, is undertaking a capital investment project to transform its fibre procurement process, improving environmental performance and creating a more sustainable business model.This transformative process improvement optimizes forestry operations, allowing for enhanced natural GHG sinks, novel fuel switching from fossil fuels to […]

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  • Flash Forest Commercial Pilots and Demonstrations of Rapid Drone Reforestation Technology for 2021 to 2023

    Flash Forest utilizes drone reforestation technology comprised of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and hardware, aerial mapping software, automation, and biological seed pod technology to reforest areas at a rapid pace. Flash Forest’s mapping and telemetry technology, intakes current environmental conditions to ensure trees are planted uniformly and only where they can survive. The seed firing […]

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  • Product and Production Innovations for Using Alberta’s Surplus Poplar to Enhance Carbon Sequestration

    This project will develop and test the implementation of a new manufacturing process for oriented strand board (OSB) and engineered strand-based products (ESP), resulting in new products and utilizing Alberta’s surplus poplar source. By utilizing and managing this resource in Alberta, significant GHG and economic benefits are associated with successful implementation of this technology long-term. […]

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  • Application of Artificial Intelligence at Pulp Refiners to Optimize Energy Usage and Product Quality

    Millar Western Forest Products Ltd. operates a bleached chemi-thermo-mechanical pulp (BCTMP) mill in Whitecourt, Alberta. The refining stage of the mill’s pulping process, in which the cellulose fibres in wood chips are separated by electrically-driven mechanical refiners, is a significant consumer of energy from the power grid and indirect source of associated greenhouse gas (GHG) […]

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  • GHG Reduction for Supply Chain Improvements for Oil & Gas Hydraulic Fracturing

    The Whitefox Project will create a centralized treated waste water system that will provide shared, high-utilization, integrated water infrastructure to multiple major energy companies near Fox Creek. The pipeline and associated infrastructure will reduce status quo greenhouse gas emissions by >35 per cent and eliminate the equivalent of >2400 Olympic sized pools of freshwater use […]

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  • Kraft Pulp Mill Flue Gas Energy Recovery Project

    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 […]

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  • Weyerhaeuser Grande Prairie Evaporator Project

    The old adage ‘the whole is greater than the sum of its parts’ rings true for this project that demonstrated energy efficient technology at an Alberta pulp mill. The Grande Prairie Evaporator Project is the final addition to a clean energy overhaul. This high efficiency evaporator system aimed to gather an additional 100,000 pounds of […]

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