Biomass CHP project for US paper mill

A new cogeneration plant at the Nippon Paper Industries USA pulp and paper mill in Port Angeles, Washington, US, is to feature a steam turbine generator supplied by GE Oil & Gas that is fuelled by residue from local timber operations.
 
The plant will generate 20 MW of power, becoming the first biomass project in the Port Angeles region of Washington State.
 
Harold Norlund, mill manager of Nippon Paper said, ‘Federal and state incentives for renewable energy produced from biomass applications, Washington state government support from legislators, Department for Natural Resources and Department of Commerce, along with strong community support have enabled this project to move forward.
 
‘Using advanced steam turbine technology from GE Oil & Gas, the plant will make our paper mill operations more efficient and sustainable, helping to reduce overall air pollution by producing power from forestry biomass.’
 
The steam turbine will be manufactured at the Thermodyn unit of GE Oil & Gas in Le Creusot, France, and will be shipped to the project site in February 2012, with commercial operation scheduled for later that year.
 
The plant will produce power and steam for use in the pulp and paper mill, with excess electricity sold to local power companies.
 
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