Thermal Energy International provides the optimal solution for pulp and paper companies looking to fight climate change and earn a high return on investment. In fact, our largest projects to date (including our $11 million project with Resolute FP) have been in the pulp and paper sector. So we sent Antoine Hofer, our Technical Sales Director for Quebec and Eastern Canada, to International Pulp Week in Vancouver to meet with the world’s leading producers of market pulp, and tell them about our amazing steam and heat recovery technologies that save mills millions in energy costs every year.
International Pulp Week 2018 is a 3-day conference (May 6 - 8) organized by the Pulp and Products Council (PPPC). The event at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Vancouver brings together the global pulp and forestry sector community, providing a home-base for the industry’s senior executives. In addition to multiple half-days of conferences and group discussions, it also includes networking sessions, and the final day is reserved for private meetings and further networking.
Want to learn more about how Thermal Energy International reduces pulp and paper companies' energy bills and cuts their carbon emissions? Check out the case studies on our Pulp and Paper page by clicking the button below.
Our team was at Discovery 2018 in Toronto the past two days. Hosted by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), Discovery is Canada's leading conference on innovation, showcasing leading-edge technologies, best practices and research from sectors such as health, manufacturing, digital media and cleantech.
The OCE invited us to take part in their special showcase of Green House Gas (GHG) reduction projects and technologies, highlighting the example of our recent Resolute Thunder Bay Heat Recovery Project, which was funded under OCE’s TargetGHG program.
It was a busy couple of days and the conference was very well attended. We enjoyed the opportunity to discuss our award winning energy efficiency technologies and how they substantially reduce GHG while saving industries up to 30% in energy costs.
Ontario Centres of Excellence to Showcase Thermal Energy International at Discovery 2018 Conference in Toronto
At this year's Discovery 2018 conference, Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) is planning a special showcase of Green House Gas (GHG) reduction projects and technologies in a special GHG Reduction Zone on the show floor.
Our recent Resolute Thunder Bay Heat Recovery Project, funded under OCE’s TargetGHG program, is such a great example of this type of Ontario based initiative that OCE has chosen to showcase Thermal Energy at Booth #1350 in the GHG Reduction Zone.
We graciously accepted the honour and we will be on site at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from April 30th to May 1st to share information on our innovative and award winning energy efficiency technologies and how they substantially reduce GHG while saving industries up to 30% in energy costs.
Click on the GHG Target image above to set-up a meeting with Thermal Energy International at Discovery 2018!
About Discovery 2018
Discovery is Canada's leading innovation-to-commercialization conference, occurring this year between April 30 and May 1, 2018. Hosted by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), Discovery brings together key players from industry, academia, government, the investment community as well as entrepreneurs and students to pursue collaboration opportunities.
Garnering over 3,600 attendees and more than 540 exhibitors in 2017, Discovery is a showcase of leading-edge technologies, best practices and research from sectors such as health, manufacturing, digital media and cleantech, including energy, environment and water.
Renowned keynote speakers and panels ignite discussion, knowledge-sharing and new perspectives. Networking opportunities feature key influencers from government, academia, industry and leading sectors.
Discovery facilitates the exchange of ideas and encourages new ways to collaborate and push the boundaries of research and innovation through to demonstration and development. Creating a strong innovation economy is key to Ontario's future.
Thermal Energy is on site at Consejo Colombiano de Eficiencia Energética (CCEE) on April 17 and 18, 2018 in Colombia. Come visit us at booth #12.
The conference focuses on useful topics for the development of energy efficiency projects including: energy policy and regulation, tax incentives, successful projects and case studies, technology and best practices to develop waste heat recovery projects.
The CCEE is as NGO established in 2011. CCEE was the first private initiative in Colombia which established itself as an independent non-profit organization with the aim of promoting the adoption of best practices and technology related to energy efficiency and renewable energy in Colombia.
Earlier today we announced that we received an order from a teaching hospital for one of our proprietary FLU-ACE® heat recovery systems. The FLU-ACE condensing heat recovery system is to be installed on the exhausts from two existing hot water boilers and one CHP. The waste heat will be used to generate hot water for use in hydronic heating and domestic hot water.
Based on our analysis of the information gathered on site, we expect the FLU-ACE system to provide the teaching hospital with annual savings of approximately $220 thousand, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 1,007 tonnes per year.
Hospitals are very energy-intensive facilities
In terms of Btu per square foot, inpatient health care facilities are the second most energy-intensive facility type across the United States, according to the Energy Information Administration.
Just what makes them so energy-intensive? Well for starters, hospitals are open 24 hours a day and are occupied by hundreds or thousands of employees, patients, and visitors. They tend to have sophisticated heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems to control temperatures and air flow. Moreover, many energy-intensive activities occur in hospitals: laundry, medical and lab equipment use, sterilization, food service, refrigeration, and computer and server use.
Why FLU-ACE is a smart choice for hospitals
About 15% to 20% of the energy used in a boiler plant is lost up the boiler stack. FLU-ACE is a direct contact condensing heat recovery system that recycles the heat normally lost through the boiler flue gas exhaust. It effectively recovers this waste energy and uses it to preheat a heat sink – this could be water for your space heating, domestic hot water, boiler feed water, or outside air heating. By replacing the existing load with our recovered energy, many hospitals have been able to prove savings of 20% on their fuel bills.
Be sure to check out our case studies showing the proven benefits of our energy efficiency solutions for hospitals.
Thermal Energy International is pleased to announce that we will be an exhibitor at Tissue World Miami 2018 from March 20-23, 2018 at the newly renovated Miami Beach Convention Center. We will be on hand to talk about our amazing energy efficiency solutions and how they are saving pulp and paper mills money while making them greener at the same time.
Visit us at Booth H430 and learn more about our amazing GEM Steam Traps and our FLU-ACE Heat Recovery System.
About Tissue World Miami
North America's largest tissue paper exhibition and part of the international Tissue World portfolio established since 1993, Tissue World Miami is the 9th edition of Tissue World trade show and conference in North America, bringing over 200 exhibiting companies and 2500 visitors together on a biennial basis. The trade show and conference provides the opportunity to meet and network with industry experts, key decision makers and fellow professionals from across the entire tissue value chain, ranging from finished product manufacturing, converting to machinery, suppliers, distribution and retailing.
Thermal Energy International is at PaperWeek 2018 in Montreal, Quebec. PaperWeek Canada is the most important annual conference and tradeshow serving the pulp and paper and forest products industries in Canada. We were happy to attend and take part in the discussion and exchange of ideas encompassing technology, operational improvements, and business development among the sector's key players.
Above: Our advertisement in the February edition of ACCESS Magazine, on display at PaperWeek Canada. Check out our article in ACCESS Magazine featuring an update on our energy efficiency mega project with Resolute FP Canada in our prior post, here.
Back in December we announced an $11 million energy efficiency project with Resolute FP Canada Inc. The project, which included the installation of two FLU-ACE® Heat Recovery Systems and the conversion of the mill’s steam traps to Thermal Energy’s proprietary GEM Steam Trap system, represents the Company’s largest heat recovery and largest GEM orders to date. Recently, four of our engineers went to the Resolute pulp and paper mill in Thunder Bay, Ontario to conduct an onsite survey and specification process to properly size and replace the facility’s existing mechanical traps with high-efficiency GEM Steam Traps. For more details on this project, please read our article below courtesy of ACCESS Magazine.
Thermal Energy International implemented a FLU-ACE® Condensing Heat Recovery System on the pulp machine exhaust at a pulp mill in Canada. Heat sources considered for the application included boiler plant flue gas, lime kiln scrubber exhaust, smelt dissolving tank scrubber exhaust, pulp dryer exhaust, and recovery boiler exhaust. Ultimately the pulp dryer exhaust was selected due to its proximity to users, high temperature and humidity, steady flow, and low fouling potential.
The FLU-ACE system was designed to deliver some 50 MMBtu/hr of energy to plant systems (peak winter performance), saving 50,000 pounds and hour of steam to be fed back into existing steam turbines to generate more electricity. This energy was previously discharged and lost to the atmosphere in the form of hot air and water vapor in the pulp dryer exhausts.
The “free energy” from the exhaust was used to heat and preheat:
The system was implemented on a turn-key basis and was completed on budget and schedule.
Thermal Energy Team Makes Donation to Help Make Clean Water Accessible to Kenyan Elementary Students
As this is the season of giving, the team at Thermal Energy has made a donation to the Kenya Project, organized by our neighbour, Pastor Jordan Kiirya of River Jordan Ministries. The donation will go towards the installation of a solar powered water pump and water purification system for a well that serves 300 children who attend the Capstone Preparatory School in Eldoret, Kenya.
Pastor Jordan Kiirya discussed the project on CTV recently. We have included the video below.
Currently, about 43% of Kenyans do not have access to clean water. This project aims to make a difference by helping ensure that these elementary school kids can spend their time at school learning rather than collecting dirty water or being sick from waterborne illnesses.
If you would like to learn more about this project, or would like to make a contribution, please contact our neighbour, Pastor Jordan Kiirya at River Jordan Ministries.