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Alberta Emissions Offset Registry
Project Details

Project Details
Title: Gas Usage Reduction Initiative Project Project Identifier: 5015-7090

Project Description

Millar Western began to explore ways to reduce its energy usage in 2003, starting with an energy efficiency review of its Whitecourt pulp mill. A full mill energy balance study was followed by a pinch analysis, which was aimed at minimizing energy consumption of chemical processes by calculating thermodynamically feasible energy targets and achieving them by optimizing heat recovery systems, energy supply methods and process operating conditions. This analysis led to a gas reduction initiative divided into four elements focused on the increased use of low-grade waste heat to offset the use of natural gas in the mill's boiler and flash dryers.

Project Files

Alberta - GHG Report (2010) - english
Alberta - Notice of Creation (2010) - english
Alberta - Verification Report (2010) - english
Alberta - GHG Report (2005-2009)
Alberta - Notice of Creation (2005-2009)
Alberta - Verification Report (2005-2009)
Alberta - GHG Report (2011) - english
Alberta - Verification Report (2011)
Alberta - Notice of Creation (2011)
Alberta - GHG Report (2012)
Alberta - Project Plan (Project #5015-7090)
Alberta - Notice of Creation (2012)
Alberta - Verification Report (2012)
Registry: Alberta Emissions Offset Registry Type: Energy Conservation
Quantification Protocol: Waste Heat Recovery (streamlined) Status: Active
Authorized Project Contact: None defined Latitude: Not defined
Validator: None defined Longitude: Not defined
Verifier: Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP
Emission Offset Project Developer: Millar Western Forest products Ltd
Start Date: 2005-09-01 End Date: 2013-08-31
Estimated potential lifetime emission reductions or sequestration: 56,000 t CO2e Estimated potential annual emission reductions or sequestration: 7,000 t CO2 e
Serial Number Vintage Year Company Name Status Quantity
(t CO2 e)
5015-7090-000-003-225-618 to 5015-7090-000-003-226-229 2012 TransAlta Generation Partnership Retired 612
5015-7090-000-003-226-230 to 5015-7090-000-003-232-834 2012 Capital Power (G3) Limited Partnership Retired 6,605
5015-7090 -000-000-041-614 to 5015-7090 -000-000-048-438 2011 TransAlta Generation Partnership Retired 6,825
5015-7090 -000-000-035-543 to 5015-7090 -000-000-041-613 2010 TransAlta Generation Partnership Retired 6,071
5015-7090 -000-000-029-999 to 5015-7090 -000-000-035-542 2009 TransAlta Generation Partnership Retired 5,544
5015-7090 -000-000-024-143 to 5015-7090 -000-000-029-998 2008 TransAlta Generation Partnership Retired 5,856
5015-7090 -000-000-014-368 to 5015-7090 -000-000-024-142 2007 TransAlta Generation Partnership Retired 9,775
5015-7090 -000-000-004-173 to 5015-7090 -000-000-014-367 2006 TransAlta Generation Partnership Retired 10,195
5015-7090 -000-000-000-001 to 5015-7090 -000-000-004-172 2005 TransAlta Generation Partnership Retired 4,172
Total Serialized emission offsets for this project that have been Retired: 55,655

Additional Credits

Serial Number Vintage Year Company Name Status Quantity
(t CO2 e)
There are no emission offsets for this project that have been serialized. Please contact the project developer or authorized project contact.
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