Prince Albert Pulp Closes Wood-burning Operation for Now

Prince Albert Pulp Inc. is part of the mill located northeast of Prince Albert. Photo courtesy The Prince Albert Daily Herald.

Aug. 1, 2014 (The Prince Albert Daily Herald) - The one operational part of the pulp mill in Prince Albert (Saskatchewan, Canada) is being shelved.

Prince Albert Pulp Incorporated, which operates a green energy project that burns waste wood to create energy, currently supplies about 10 megawatts to the provincial power grid. But without quality wood being created on the site, the product simply wasnít feasible.

Prince Albert Mayor Greg Dionne said he had heard that the fuel they were burning wasn't great so he isnít entirely surprised by the news.

"That system wasnít working and was costing them way too much to bring in wood to burn," Dionne said. "If the mill was up and running, the generation plant would just live off the waste matter from that plant, so it would be a big difference to get it back up and running."

The full story is available at: The Prince Albert Daily Herald.

SOURCE: The Prince Albert Daily Herald