Nexterra's gasification system at Kruger Products paper mill
next to downtown in New Westminster, BC.
Kruger Energy System First of Its Kind
Kruger Products became the first company in the pulp and paper industry to adopt Nexterra's gasification system at its mill in New Westminster, BC. Opened in 2009, the system converts locally sourced wood waste into clean burning syngas to produce 40,000 lbs/hour of steam that is fired directly into a boiler in place of natural gas. Nexterra's system reduces energy costs and lowers the mill's greenhouse gas emissions.
"Kruger's New Westminster mill is situated in an urban area so we needed the cleanest technology available and …also the most cost-competitive. Nexterra's system addresses both challenges, significantly reducing both GHG emissions and energy costs."
– Frank van Biesen, VP Technology, Kruger Products
Kruger Products LP
New Westminster BC
Paper tissue mill
Process steam fired directly into boiler
Nexterra Scope of Work:
Turnkey gasification system
Displacement of natural gas
Greenhouse gas reduction: 22,000 tonnes/year
Reduced reliance on fossil fuels
Significant cost savings
Two gasifiers produce syngas.
Syngas directed to an ignition chamber.
Combustion of syngas completed in the
furnace section of the boiler.
Process steam produced for multiple
uses at mill.
(Existing) ESP further cleans flue gas before releasing out the stack.
Start-up: May 2009
Capacity: 40,000 lbs/hr of low pressure steam
Fuel: Locally sourced wood residue and/or clean construction debris