Chemical pulp


What are the problems faced by the industry in this area?
Rising cost of carbon and related emissions due to federal Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (GGPPA)
Maintain and increase competitiveness (economic sustainability) with use of digitization
Global competition from eucalyptus, Scandinavia, and upcoming non-wood fibres
Rise of alternative markets and development of new products
Safety and equipment reliability


What does FPInnovations do to address the challenges?
Address the rising cost of carbon and related emissions with relevant actions
Kraft pulping: Use of alternative supplementary sources of alkali in pulping (BL, GL, WWL) - cost reduction/competitiveness
Advance real-time prediction of wood chip chemicals and impact of change in chip height on NIR measurements
Advance continuous digester modelling and control
Pulp bleaching: Use of partially and fully oxidized white liquor in oxygen delignification and bleaching - cost reduction/competitiveness
Implement a prediction, prevention, and reliability program

Goals & Impacts

What are the goals to reach and what are the impacts on members?
Validate real-time wood chip chemical composition measurements and test a new benchtop system for species identification
Improve fibreline stability and increase pulp production through real-time regulation of continuous digester yield and kappa
Prioritize the use of maintenance budget and capital expenditure initiatives for a 10% target reallocation of maintenance funds to higher risk assets
Identify way to send O2 to the kiln, capture CO2. Reduce caustic by 1%-2% through BL oxidization optimization strategies
Reduce fossil fuel in the lime kiln and release less GHG emissions by 5%-10%