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Johnson Controls to Deliver Heat Recovery System
for Minas Basin Pulp and Power Company
Innovative Canadian mill to save millions in energy costs, reduce emissions
MILWAUKEE – Johnson Controls Inc. (NYSE: JCI) has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to install heat recovery and delivery technologies at the Minas Basin Pulp and Power Co. Ltd. mill in Hantsport, Nova Scotia. The contract utilizes an innovative FLU-ACE® heat recovery technology from Thermal Energy International Inc. (TSX-V:TMG) in Ottawa, Ontario.
Thermal Energy’s FLU-ACE® technology recovers waste
heat from dryers, industrial ovens, boilers, incinerators, cogeneration and
process heaters, sometimes providing a complete smokestack replacement, while
removing harmful pollutants, and returning “free” clean hot water for industrial
processes. FLU-ACE® also provides an attractive return on investment by
significantly reducing fuel consumption and generating certifiable emissions
The solution at Minas Basin is expected to come on line by April of 2006 and to pay for itself within two years. Johnson Controls has guaranteed delivery of a predetermined volume of heat under a Performance Contracting arrangement.
“Johnson Controls has worked very hard in recent years to bring innovative solutions to the pulp and paper industry and we are pleased to be moving forward on this innovative project,” said Alex A. Molinaroli, vice president and general manager-Americas for the Controls Group of Johnson Controls.
“Minas Basin is proud to be the first pulp and paper operation in North America to implement this innovative technology,” said C. Scott Travers, president and chief operating officer of Minas Basin Pulp and Power, and chairman of the Pulp and Paper Technical Association of Canada (PAPTAC).
“We were the first mill in Nova Scotia and one of the first in Canada to totally comply with all Federal pulp and paper effluent regulations and one of the first to use 100 percent recycled fiber in production. Now we are adding another first in reducing energy utilization and further reducing emissions and greenhouse gases,” said Travers.
The Minas Basin Pulp & Power Company Ltd. was founded in 1927 in Hantsport, Nova Scotia. Today, using the latest in computer technology, this family-owned and operated company produces 100 percent recycled products including linerboard and coreboard. The company operates 24/7 and has the capacity to produce 80,000 metric tons per year. Each day, Minas Basin Pulp & Power brings in about 250 tons of recycled raw material and ships out approximately 240 tons of linerboard and coreboard to other companies for further manufacturing. The company’s recycling reduces the need for approximately 10.8 million cubic feet of landfill space each year. For more information visit the company’s web site at www.minas.ns.ca.
Johnson Controls is a global market leader in automotive systems and facilities management and control. In the automotive market, it is a major supplier of integrated seating and interior systems, and batteries. For non-residential facilities, Johnson Controls provides control systems and services including comfort, energy and security management. Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), founded in 1885, has headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Its sales for 2004 (continuing operations) totalled $25.4 billion. For more information on Johnson Controls, Inc., visit the company's Web site at www.johnsoncontrols.com.
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