Brompton Biomass Cogeneration Plant
Kruger Energy built and commissioned a 23-MW biomass cogeneration plant at the Kruger paper mill in Brompton (Sherbrooke), Québec, in 2007.
- Kruger Energy Bromptonville Ltd.
- Location: Bromptonville, QC
- Capacity: 23 MW
Year Commissioned: 2007
The plant includes a hog boiler that burns paper mill sludge, bark and other wood waste, and a steam turbine that, in addition to providing the steam needed to dry the paper, generates electricity that is sold to Hydro-Québec Distribution under a 20-year contract.
- Production of green energy
- Greenhouse gas emissions reduced by 83,000 tonnes annually, which is the equivalent of removing nearly 18,000 vehicles from the road
- Paper mill sludge, bark and particle waste diverted from landfills (600 dry tonnes per day)
- Reduced risk of leachate contamination due to less landfilled bark
- Reduced fossil fuel consumption (30 million litres annually)
- Enhanced air quality
Impact Mitigation Measures
- Silencers installed to prevent increased noise levels.
- Limited handling of sludge to eliminate potential odours.
- Awareness program for heavy-truck operators to ensure speed limits and noise reduction measures are observed.
- Efficient cooling tower used to minimize the vapour plume.
- New facility integrated with the current mill to minimize visual impact.