Challenge: clean source of energy
Cycle Momentum and Cascades join forces to launch an open innovation program that will allow you to deploy your heating technology to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Mario Plourde, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cascades
« With and for our partners, we continue to bring out the full potential of materials, people and ideas. As pioneers of yesterday and tomorrow, we always have our sleeves rolled up for the benefit of sustainable development. »
To achieve these 2030 targets, based on the 2019 baseline year, Cascades plans to implement energy efficiency projects, renewable electricity purchases and a transition to carbon-reducing technologies.
Natural gas is the main fuel used by Cascades in more than 15 of its facilities. Annually, between 3 million and 28 million m3 of natural gas are burned in each of these facilities, producing between 113,000 and 1,000,000 GJ of heat. On a company-wide basis, this heat is used to:
To produce steam
Paper manufacturing and building heating
To produce hot air
Manufacture of moulded pulp products
The combustion of these volumes of natural gas emits between 5,700 and 53,000 tons of CO2eq per year. It is with the ultimate goal of reducing these GHG emissions that Cascades is launching this challenge.
Identify a renewable source of heat or fuel to replace fossil-based natural gas
Identify new technologies that can serve as the basis for new facilities/plants in the future
Explore technical options and companies that can provide relevant solutions
Develop and execute a pilot project with a partner company with possible financial support from Cascades