FREDERICTON: Two New Brunswick pulp and paper mills will receive $6.1 million in federal government funding to improve energy efficiency and generate renewable power.
Two projects in the community of Nackawic will get $3.7 million, through the Pulp and Paper Green Transformation Program.
The AV Nackawic mill is applying $1.1 million to increase its production of steam from renewable sources, and $2.6 million to improve energy efficiency while decreasing the amount of fossil fuels burned.
The Two Rivers mill in Edmunston will get $2.4 million to improve the energy efficiency of its recovery boiler operations.
The three projects are expected to generate enough renewable energy annually to heat more than 280 homes while saving enough energy to heat an additional 1,100 homes.
Greenhouse gas emissions will be reduced by nearly 2,800 tonnes annually – the equivalent to the emissions produced by nearly 760 cars.
Click here for more details about the Pulp and Paper Green Transformation Program.