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What is biogas?
It is gas that results from the decomposition of waste buried in a landfill site, which has been captured to prevent its release into the air. It is then transported by pipeline over a distance of 13 kilometres to Cascades’ Rolland mill. The biogas collected is used as thermal energy to produce paper and replaces traditional combustible fuels.
All Cascades fine papers are made using biogas energy.
A Sustainable Alternative
The biogas energy project does not only help the environment, it also provides social and economic safeguards.
In addition to being a reliable quality energy supply, biogas has a steady, competitive price. Thus, biogas will satisfy an important part of our thermal energy requirement at the Rolland mill for the next ten years, while reducing energy costs.
Biogas, a sustainable project, enables us to locally recycle and re-use resources that would otherwise be lost, which directly benefits the community.
Setting up this innovative environmental energy project was made possible through a one-of-a-kind tripartite agreement in Quebec.