Millar Western Pulp (Meadow Lake) Ltd. - Saskatchewan, Canada
Loss of fibre through debarking of logs and rejection fibre during cleaning leads to a significant loss of feedstock that must be treated through incineration. Work is being done on recovering as much of this fibre as possible in order to maximize fibre usage.
The environmental benefits would be the need to harvest less trees to meet customer needs and incineration of less material with a concomitant decrease in CO2 emissions. Economically, decreased production costs would be realized through better utilization of feedstock material.