Eureka Awards by Ecotech Quebec

TGWT and its customers won Energy Efficiency and clean technologies awards

Cascades (pulp and paper) and CHUS (hospital), in collaboration with TGWT, won energy efficiency awards for steam boiler water treatment projects.

Cascades and TGWT won the Energia Award 2017

Award Category

Industrial or Manufacturing Process with an energy bill of $5 million or more per year

Project that won the award

Increasing steam boiler energy efficiency through green chemistry

The energy, water and greenhouse gas savings achieved since 2011 at this plant already exceeded $900,000 in 2016. 

"The Cascades Containerboard Packaging – Cabano team applies the best practices in the management of their boiler room, guided by their slogan, “Green by Nature”.  

 

Éric Moreau, Boiler Room Manager, and our Senior Representative, Water & Energy, François Legault, are at the heart of the success of this project.

 

No production shutdown was required and no CapEx."

Proudly mentioned Louis P Cloutier, President & CEO of TGWT.

Economic Benefits

Combined savings of $900,000 over 5 years, without capital investment

  • Energy consumption reduced by 2.3%

  • Reduction in man-hours for water analysis of 30%

  • Water consumption reduced by 13.3%

  • Increase in the thermal efficiency of boilers and reduction in maintenance costs

 

Over 5 years, this is the equivalent of the heating required for 3,888 residential homes of 1,500 sq. ft., 5,637 water tanker trucks saved.

Environmental Benefits

  • Reduction of GHG emissions by 1.2% or 699 t/year

  • Reduction of blowdown (water discharged to the drain) by 89.2% and reduction of purge toxicity

  • Replacement of the 3 rather toxic conventional chemical products by a single green chemical product based on purified tannins.

  • Less transportation using a more concentrated product.

 

Over 5 years, that’s the equivalent of taking 811 average cars off the road; or about 6,389 tanker trucks that have not been dumped down the drain.

 

About Cascades

Cascades is a Canadian company that produces, converts, and markets packaging and tissue products composed mainly of recycled fibres. Cascades employs more than 11,000 people in more than 100 operating units in North America and Europe. It was founded in 1964.

About AQME

Since 1985, the Association québécoise pour la maîtrise de l’énergie (Quebec Association for Energy Advancement) has focused on energy efficiency and has become an essential reference in the area of sustainable development. It is a neutral, private, independent organisation with nearly 950 members from various sectors (research, education, business, civil society organizations, provincial and federal governments). 

Cascades and TGWT Energia Award Press Release

Chus and TGWT won the Eurêka! award 2019

Award Category

Public and para-public organizations

Project that won the award

Using the purified tannin technology to optimize the efficiency of steam boilers while ensuring the protection of the equipment.

Combined savings of $288,647 over 10 years, without capital investment

Innovation in Action

The Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke (CHUS) is the 4th largest hospital center in Québec and the main establishment of the Réseau universitaire intégré de santé (RUIS) of the Université de Sherbrooke’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.   With more than 6,800 employees, doctors and pharmacists and over 3,400 students, the CHUS is an important academic and economic hub in Eastern Quebec and the second largest employer in the Eastern Townships.

Economic Benefits

Combined savings of $288,647 over 10 years, without capital investment

  • Energy consumption reduced by 2.1% or 52,718 m3/year of natural gas

  • Reduction in man-hours for water analysis by 82 hours/year

  • Water consumption reduced by 12.2% or 1,079,997 litres/year

  • Increase in the thermal efficiency of boilers and reduction in maintenance costs

  • Over the past 10 years, this is the equivalent of the heating required for 420 residential homes of 1,500 sq. ft., 480 water tanker trucks saved, or about 820 hours and $20,500 saved.

 

Environmental Benefits

  • Reduction of GHG emissions by 2.1% or 100 t/year

  • Reduction of blowdown (water discharged to the drain) by 75.7% and reduction of purge toxicity

  • Replacement of the 3 rather toxic conventional chemical products by a single green chemical product based on purified tannins.

  • Using 2 to 3 barrels of chemicals per year compared to 12 to 15 barrels with competing products, generating less transportation and less plastic scrap.

  • Over the past 10 years, that’s the equivalent of taking 220 average cars off the road; or about 500 tanker trucks that have not been dumped down the drain.

 

About Eurêka! Awards and Ecotech Quebec

Every year, hundreds of organizations and companies in Quebec adopt clean technologies. They do so to meet their needs effectively, while reducing their environmental footprint. To highlight their commitment to a cleaner economy, Écotech Québec is proud to have launched in 2019, the 1st edition of Eureka! for a green and prosperous Québec.

The first organization of its kind in Canada, Écotech Québec represents the clean technology cluster. It supports local players, companies, researchers, investors and clusters-in order to accelerate the development of clean technologies development, financing and commercialization of clean technologies. 

 

Écotech Québec is a founding partner of the CanadaCleantech Alliance, a member of the International Cleantech Network and founding member of the Global Alliance for Efficient Solutions of the Solar Impulse Foundation.

CHUS Hospital and TGWT Eureka Award Project Sheet

 

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