Michigan paper mill to upgrade biomass project

By Staff
Quinnesec, Mich.,-based Verso Paper Corp. expects to meet more than 95 percent of its energy needs with biomass feedstock, after a $43 million project that includes upgrades to the mill's existing woody biomass boiler and the addition of a new biomass handling system.

A turbine generator will also be installed as part of the project, which is in alignment with Verso's three-pronged energy strategy to reduce overall energy consumption; generate more green energy from renewable biomass; and reduce its carbon footprint, all while reducing costs, according to the company.