NYSERDA CARBON CHALLENGE

TICONDEROGA, NEW YORK

CHALLENGE

This paper mill employees 600 people and produces 900 tons of paper daily. Three major capital upgrade projects were on the deferred maintenance list, but funding was tight or not available. B2Q was retained to secure a grant to rebuild and optimize the steam turbine, install a boiler feedwater heater, and add flash steam recovery on paper machines in order to improve operations, minimize maintenance, and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. These projects provided complex iterations between analyzing steam throughput, electric power generation, and optimizing steam use.

OPPORTUNITY

B2Q utilized CHP/cogeneration tools to analyze these projects. By right-sizing turbine components, we improved efficiency and operations, allowing the optimization of overall steam use for specific purposes.

RESULT

Not only did B2Q obtain the $2.8M grant, we were also able to extract relevant information and coalesce technical and non-technical key points into the grant documentation. B2Q also performed the necessary calculations to quantify energy and GHG reductions, including:

  • 15,000 metric tons CO2e/yr

  • 12.664M kWh

  • 1.3M therms

Market:

Industrial

Services:

Project Design
Building Systems
Resiliency and Distributed Generation