Longview Fibre Plans to Build Biomass Boiler
Jan. 21, 2010 - Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging said that it gave notice this week to the Department of Ecology that it will be submitting a construction application to modify its “Air Operating and Prevention of Significant Deterioration” permits to construct a 650,000-pound-per-hour steam biomass boiler and 65 megawatt condensing turbine.
“We are investing in our infrastructure at the mill,” said Randy Nebel, president of Longview. “This project will support our goals to use biomass-based energy, improve efficiencies and solidify the long-term viability of the business.”
Longview said that the new biomass boiler is based on fluidized bed technology and will consume an estimated 38,000 bone dry tons per month of biomass.
In addition, the electricity generated will qualify as green power, Longview added.
The company anticipates project completion and startup during the third quarter of 2011.
Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging produces light-weight, multiwall and complimentary specialty kraft papers for an established domestic and global customer base. The company also produces containerboard and corrugated boxes.
Longview operates a pulp and paper mill at Longview, Washington, and a network of seven converting plants in the western United States.
SOURCE: Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging, Inc.