Reduction at source
Built according to current environmental norms, a 420,000 sq. ft site allows us to collect wood waste from companies operating in various sectors such as rail, electrical, road, construction and telecommunications.
We offer a pick up and disposal service for Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and the New England states. From the customer’s yard to our cogeneration plant, the transportation of these materials can be done by truck, train, or by ship (via the port of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, less than 1 km distance)
The repurposing of the wood into biomass fuel is carried out at JPB’s 25,000 sq. ft cogeneration plant, which is comprised of the main plant, the sawmill (capacity of approximately 3 million linear feet per year) and two warehouses.
Newly received poles are measured and metals components are removed. Once the wood category is classified, several applications can be designated:
Poles are available in lengths from 8 to 65 ft. Frequently are used on construction sites.
Poles and waste from the cutting process that cannot be reused are shredded into wood chips, and then used as biomass for our cogeneration process ( production of thermal and mechanical energy in the same facility ) that supply electricity for cement plants, thermal power plants and the paper industry, among others.
Thus, a second life is given to a product, repurposed by our plant with a grinding capacity of 280,000 metric tons per year, or the equivalent of approximately 300,000 telephone poles or 3,000,000 railroad ties.
We contribute further to the environment and to the protection of our forests since all materials in our cogeneration plant are fully recycled. There is no residue left at the end of the recycling and recovery process: