Nexterra gasification system at Tolko plywood mill in Kamloops, BC
has been operating for six years.
Tolko Plant in 6th Year of Operation
Nexterra's gasification system at Tolko's Heffley Creek plywood mill in Kamloops, BC, converts low value wood waste into syngas that is used to replace natural gas at the mill. With over 50,000 hours of operation since it opened in 2006, the plant reduces greenhouse gas emissions at the plant by 12,000 tonnes annually, and has displaced millions of dollars in natural gas since it opened.
"Increasing our competitive advantage by reducing operating costs was Tolko's primary goal. To do it in a way that also dramatically reduced emissions really made it a win-win solution for us."
– Mike Towers, Manager Tolko Energy Systems
Tolko Industries Ltd.
Heffley Creek near Kamloops B.C.
Integrated plywood mill
Process heat for veneer dryer and log conditioning
Nexterra Scope of Work:
Turnkey gasification system
100% displacement of natural gas
Greenhouse gas reduction: 12,000 tonnes/year
Millions of dollars saved over 6 years
VOC (blue haze) emissions reduced
Two gasifiers produce syngas.
Oxidizer combusts syngas.
Heat exchanger heats air for veneer dryer.
Boiler heats water for log conditioning.
VOC's from dryer are consumed in oxidizer.
Start-up: May 2006
Capacity: 38 MMBtu/hr net useable heat