Wisconsin: Company turns paper mill into "next gen" biodiesel plant

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    Wisconsin: Company turns paper mill into "next gen" biodiesel plant

    First-in-Class Facility for Production of Renewable Diesel to be Co-located at Pulp and Paper Mill in Park Falls, WI

    PARK FALLS, Wis., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Flambeau River BioFuels is pleased to announce that it has received approval of its $30 million grant request from the U.S. Department of Energy to construct and operate a first- in-class biorefinery at an existing pulp and paper mill in Park Falls, Wisconsin. ...

    When in full operation, the biorefinery will produce at least 6 million gallons of liquid fuels per year in the form of renewable sulfur-free diesel. The biorefinery will not be dependent on any food-based feedstock materials, but rather on by-products or residuals from forest and agricultural sources. The biorefinery will also generate at least 1 trillion BTUs per year of process heat that will be sold to Flambeau River Papers, which will make it the first integrated pulp and paper mill in North America to be fossil fuel free.

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    Re: Wisconsin: Company turns paper mill into "next gen" biodiesel plant

    Cool.
    This and a lot of drilling will help in the near term; maybe longer.
    Cheers,
    Ed Arcuri

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    Re: Wisconsin: Company turns paper mill into "next gen" biodiesel plant

    Thank you very much for sharing these articles HoosierRon you should submit a couple of them then AutoblogGreen didn't mentionned

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    Re: Wisconsin: Company turns paper mill into "next gen" biodiesel plant

    I love WI, where is this by...I'm from (poor, poor) Janesville but not familiar with the area.

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    Re: Wisconsin: Company turns paper mill into "next gen" biodiesel plant

    In New Brunswick the UPM mill in the Miramichi is apparently looking to convert to a biofuel plant. Apparently a company called Acradia is looking to convert the existing plant since UPM shut it down. I think that the biofuel business will definately be more sustainable in the long run.

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    Re: Wisconsin: Company turns paper mill into "next gen" biodiesel plant

    This is what needs to happen.

    Companies with excess biomass resources need to get into the biofuel
    industry, since the transportation costs will stifle any price benefits until more
    vehicles run on biofuels.

    The tide is beginning to turn, and I may get lynched for saying this, but I hope that
    gas prices stay near where they are for a little while longer until all of these
    biofuel startups can get the groundwork laid. Then we won't have to worry anymore about
    gigantic fluctuations in energy prices, and the economy can return to normal.

    Plus, we can reduce our dependance on foreign oil and maybe even stop trying to run the world by proxy.

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    Re: Wisconsin: Company turns paper mill into "next gen" biodiesel plant

    Quote Originally Posted by Maetrix66 View Post
    This is what needs to happen.

    Companies with excess biomass resources need to get into the biofuel
    industry, since the transportation costs will stifle any price benefits until more
    vehicles run on biofuels.

    The tide is beginning to turn, and I may get lynched for saying this, but I hope that
    gas prices stay near where they are for a little while longer until all of these
    biofuel startups can get the groundwork laid. Then we won't have to worry anymore about
    gigantic fluctuations in energy prices, and the economy can return to normal.

    Plus, we can reduce our dependance on foreign oil and maybe even stop trying to run the world by proxy.

    No lynching here. (Not from me, anyway.) I think a lot of people here would agree with you. This is what America has always been about. It's easy to try "conserving" your way out of problems, but that's a lot like companies "cost-cutting" their way out of trouble. It never really works. What we need to do is INVENT a solution to the problem, and keep hammering at it until the problem is corrected.

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    Re: Wisconsin: Company turns paper mill into "next gen" biodiesel plant

    It will be interesting to see how this turns out because there are quite a few paper mills in WI.

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