Port Townsend Paper Brings First Stage of Compressed Natural Gas Conversion Online

Posted by on Sep 9, 2016 in Mill Improvement Projects | No Comments

Benefits Include Cleaner Air Emissions, More Competitive Mill, Domestically-Sourced Fuel   Port Townsend, WA – On July 22, 2016, Port Townsend Paper brought the first stage of a three-stage plan to convert its main fossil fuel source from oil to compressed natural gas online, in order to achieve cleaner air emissions and a more competitive […]

ASB Sludge Removal Resuming

Posted by on Apr 9, 2015 in Mill Improvement Projects | No Comments

PTPC plans to resume sludge removal activities from the Aerated Stabilization Basin (ASB) Run 4 on April 18.   The sludge removal work will be completed by the end of May.  Removing the accumulated sludge is expected to significantly reduce odors from the wastewater treatment system.   Please call the PTPC community impacts line 379-4224 […]

Mill Works With Innovative Scientists to Develop New Stormwater Filtration Methods

Mill Works With Innovative Scientists to Develop New Stormwater Filtration Methods

Since May of 2013, Port Townsend Paper Corp has been working with local entrepreneur Francesco Tortorici, the Port of Port Townsend, and Oregon researchers to explore the uses of biochar, a product of the biomass combustion process, as a stormwater filtration medium. The results of this exploration are now coming to fruition as the Port […]

Shelterbelt: Using Trees to Reduce Odors

Shelterbelt: Using Trees to Reduce Odors

Trees are pretty versatile. Not only are trees good for making paper, trees can also be used for reducing odors. This November, over 200 trees and shrubs were planted around the mill’s Aerated Stabilization Basin (ASB) in a design called a shelterbelt. A shelterbelt is a vegetative screen that decreases the concentration of odors downwind […]

Improving Barge Unloading Operations

Improving Barge Unloading Operations

Receiving wood chips and hogfuel by barge is very important to the mill. It is an economical way to transport materials and PTPC receives 120 barge loads each year (equal to 5829 truckloads). Receiving these materials by barge instead of by truck prevents the on-road vehicle emissions and traffic congestion from 5829 trucks driving to […]