Canadian tissue manufacturer to install biomass gasification system

Canadian tissue manufacturer Kruger Products Ltd. plans to install a biomass gasification system at its tissue mill in New Westminster, British Columbia. Vancouver, British Columbia-based Nexterra Energy Corp. will supply the gasification system, which will convert biomass into a clean-burning synthesis gas that will be used to offset the use of natural gas at the facility. The system will take in local wood waste and allow Kruger Products to displace the use of approximately 445,000 gigajoules (400 million cubic feet) of natural gas annually, equivalent to the amount of natural gas needed to heat 3,500 Canadian homes for one year. Construction of the project is expected to begin in early 2009.