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 […]

Boiler MACT Update – November

Posted by on Nov 1, 2014 in Sustainability | No Comments

T-Minus 457 days and counting! On January 31st, 2013, the EPA published a new rule known as Industrial Boiler MACT(Maximum Achievable Control Technology) that impacts our PB10 biomass boiler. Under this new rule the emissions limits for particulate matter (PM), carbon monoxide (CO), Mercury and HCl (acid gas) become more stringent. For PB10 the PM […]

PTPC Fiber Supply Donates Logs to Local Watershed Restoration Project

PTPC Fiber Supply Donates Logs to Local Watershed Restoration Project

In February, Port Townsend Paper, Evergreen Fiber Inc., and Hermann Brothers Trucking donated a load of Douglas-fir logs from our Eclipse logyard west of Port Angeles to the Northwest Watershed Institute for their Tarboo Creek Watershed Restoration project. The logs were donated as part of the Tarboo Creek project’s Plant-a-Thon. To help establish conifers in […]