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Tolko Industries Gets C$2.26 Million for Better Energy Efficiency

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Tolko Industries will receive $2.26 million in funding from the Pulp and Paper Green Transformation Program to make its kraft paper mill in The Pas, Manitoba, Canada, more energy efficient and allow it to produce more renewable energy. Alterations to the power and recovery boilers will promote better fuel combustion and help Tolko replace its fossil fuel consumption with renewable energy.

The new equipment will increase the production of thermal energy from wood waste and black liquor by about 114,000 gigajoules a year. This amount is enough energy for 2,650 homes. This will also lower the mill's need for fossil fuels and reduce the mill's greenhouse gas emissions by about 10,000 metric tons per year.

Twenty-three other pulp and paper companies across Canada have qualified for credits under the $1 billion program.