Methane from landfill to fuel plant
Ste. Sophie, Quebec - When it started up 122 years ago, the paper plant in St. J鲴me hummed along on hydro power generated from the Rivi貥 du Nord running by its doors. The water turbines later gave way to natural gas. Now the plant, owned by Cascades Inc., is about to move to a third-generation power source: Biogas siphoned off a landfill in the Lower Laurentian town of Ste. Sophie.
Using biogas will not only save money for Cascades, it will significantly reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, according to the partners.