Blue Ridge Lumber THF Biomass Burner Project
5708-6545
The Thermally Heated Fluid Burner is an fuel substitution project at the Blue Ridge Lumber, dimensioned lumber manufacturing facility, located near Whitecourt, Alberta. The opportunity for generating carbon offsets with this project arises from direct GHG emission reductions as a result of a reduction in the consumption of natural gas used at the facility. Carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) is emitted from the mill as a result of burning natural gas to dry lumber and heat space. This project reduces the natural gas required by the mill. A new biomass burning system was designed and installed to burn wood waste generated by the facility. Under the Project condition, the thermal energy generated by the burning of the biomass heats a hot oil system. The hot oil is used for the drying of dimensioned lumber and for some space heating. These functions used to be provided by natural gas fired forced air systems.
Diversion of Biomass to Energy from Biomass Combustion Facilities 
None defined
Whitecourt (Blue Ridge), AB
54.1
115.45
2007-01-01
2019-12-31
Inactive
23
121,600
15,200
Emission Offsets Summary
0
Active
96,080
Pending Retirement
84,317
Retired
180,397
Total 
Emission Offsets
Serial Ranges
Vintage
Year
Current Company NameEmission Offset Status
Expiry Date
Total 
(t CO2 e)
5708-6545-000-030-723-864 to 5708-6545-000-030-740-809
2017
Heartland Generation Ltd.
Pending Retirement
2026-07-05
16,946
5708-6545-000-030-707-752 to 5708-6545-000-030-723-863
2016
TransAlta Generation Partnership
Pending Retirement
2022-07-05
16,112
5708-6545-000-030-691-268 to 5708-6545-000-030-707-751
2015
TransAlta Generation Partnership
Pending Retirement
2022-07-05
16,484
5708-6545-000-014-825-483 to 5708-6545-000-014-831-005
2014
West Fraser Mills Ltd.
Pending Retirement
2021-07-05
5,523
5708-6545-000-014-831-006 to 5708-6545-000-014-841-543
2014
TransAlta Generation Partnership
Pending Retirement
2021-07-05
10,538
5708-6545-000-009-213-833 to 5708-6545-000-009-229-834
2013
TransAlta Generation Partnership
Retired for Compliance
2021-07-05
16,002
5708-6545-000-009-197-746 to 5708-6545-000-009-213-832
2012
TransAlta Generation Partnership
Retired for Compliance
2021-07-05
16,087
5708-6545-000-000-070-238 to 5708-6545-000-000-070-495
2011
TransAlta Generation Partnership
Retired for Compliance
2021-07-05
258
5708-6545-000-000-065-728 to 5708-6545-000-000-068-668
2011
TransAlta Generation Partnership
Retired for Compliance
2021-07-05
2,941
5708-6545-000-000-068-669 to 5708-6545-000-000-070-237
2011
TransAlta Generation Partnership
Retired for Compliance
2021-07-05
1,569
5708-6545-000-000-070-496 to 5708-6545-000-000-080-465
2011
TransAlta Generation Partnership
Retired for Compliance
2021-07-05
9,970
5708-6545-000-000-080-466 to 5708-6545-000-000-082-705
2011
TransAlta Generation Partnership
Retired for Compliance
2021-07-05
2,240
5708-6545-000-000-048-573 to 5708-6545-000-000-065-727
2010
TransAlta Generation Partnership
Retired for Compliance
2021-07-05
17,155
5708-6545-000-000-031-943 to 5708-6545-000-000-048-572
2009
TransAlta Generation Partnership
Retired
2021-07-05
16,630
5708-6545-000-000-014-585 to 5708-6545-000-000-030-477
2008
TransAlta Generation Partnership
Pending Retirement
2021-07-05
15,893
5708-6545-000-000-031-691 to 5708-6545-000-000-031-942
2008
TransAlta Generation Partnership
Retired
2021-07-05
252
5708-6545-000-000-000-001 to 5708-6545-000-000-014-584
2007
TransAlta Generation Partnership
Pending Retirement
2021-07-05
14,584
5708-6545-000-000-030-478 to 5708-6545-000-000-031-402
2007
TransAlta Generation Partnership
Retired
2021-07-05
925
5708-6545-000-000-031-403 to 5708-6545-000-000-031-690
2007
TransAlta Generation Partnership
Retired
2021-07-05
288
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