Lake Utopia Paper, near St. George, NB has earned Natural Resources magazine's 2019 Industry Excellence Award in Environmental Stewardship. The mill employs a team of over 140 in the production of corrugated medium,which is used to make boxes.
In 2017, Lake Utopia Paper completed a $28.8 million investment a new environmental treatment facility.. The new facility turns organic waste into clean burning biogas. This offsets the use of natural gas to generate steam. for the plant, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent. In addition, the mill has worked to reduce solid waste by 21% (2015-2017).
Having looked at several international suppliers, the best technology, solution was homegrown in New Brunswick from ADI Group, based in Fredericton. "When it came time to replace our previous environmental treatment facility, we looked at several different technologies before landing on ADI. It has been virtually a one-button start and a dream to operate." says Mark Mosher, Vice President of Irving Pulp and Paper at JDI. "This technology hit all the key criteria we were looking for around energy conservation, climate change, long-term environmental improvements and reducing our carbon footprint."
The team at Lake Utopia Paper completed this project on time and on budget while achieving a world class safety record and production record for 2017.
To read more, click here.
Watch the video: