Update: Several days after this story was published, Thermal Energy released additional details about the previously unnamed customer that placed the order. The Ottawa company says its technology will be installed at Resolute Forest Products' mill in Thunder Bay.
The $11-million contract is with
a “large pulp and paper customer” Canadian pulp and paper firm Resolute Forest Products, an existing client of the firm.
The Ottawa-based firm sells equipment that captures and reuses heat from the exhaust and steam traps of large buildings, such as hospitals and industrial facilities. This helps cut its customers’ energy bills and reduces emissions.
In the case of Resolute Forest Products, the $11-million installation will cut the client’s natural gas use at its Thunder Bay mill by 35 per cent and eliminate some 43,000 metric tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, according to Thermal Energy, which says that’s the equivalent of removing 9,208 passenger vehicles from the road.
“Pulp and paper is one of the most energy-intensive sectors and our energy efficiency solutions represent a win-win scenario,” Thermal Energy CEO William Crossland said in a statement.
The company’s shares were up two cents, or 25 per cent, to 10 cents per share this week on the TSX Venture Exchange.