harnessing the potential of wooden waste

With a purpose of creating full, no-waste use of the wooden useful resource, Millar Western has made important progress in changing wooden residuals into helpful merchandise, for its profit in addition to that of the surroundings.

At Whitecourt, the sawmill has discovered makes use of for all byproducts of the lumber manufacturing course of: wooden chips are transformed to pulp on the firm’s personal BCTMP mill and at a neighbouring newsprint facility, and wooden shavings and different residuals are transferred to a medium density fibreboard (MDF) plant. Remaining wooden waste is used as feedstock for a close-by electrical energy technology plant. Under contract with native agricultural producers, the pulp mill applies biomass, a byproduct of its effluent therapy course of, to farmland as a soil enhancer.

The Fox Creek mill is the the one firm facility that at the moment disposes of wooden waste by incineration; nevertheless, we’re actively pursuing a technique that may see the operation’s wooden residuals transformed into power and different merchandise, with burner decommissioning scheduled for July 2016.


Creating worth from wooden residuals

1.  Softwood timber harvested from sustainably managed forests is delivered to our Sawmill, for lumber manufacturing.
2.  Sawmill residuals within the type of shavings and fines are despatched to a regional Panelboard Mill, whereas bark and sawdust are transported to a regional Bio-electricity Plant, to generate inexperienced energy for export to the Alberta grid.
3.  Softwood chips are conveyed to our Pulp Mill, for pulp manufacturing.
4.  Hardwood timber harvested from sustainably managed forests is processed into wooden chips on the Pulp Mill Woodroom, for pulp manufacturing.
5.  Bark from the Pulp Mill Woodroom is distributed to the regional Bio-electricity Plant.
6.  Fines and pins from the Pulp Mill are distributed both to the regional Bio-electricity Plant or to the Oil and Gas Sector to be used in web site remediation.
7.  Sludge, a byproduct of pulp manufacturing, is transported to native Farmers’ Fields, to be used as a soil enhancer.