In 2008, we approached the Wisconsin Paper Council and asked for assistance in finding a paper mill that was interested in partnering on a biomass-fueled cogeneration facility. We wanted to partner with a paper mill because they would have the expert knowledge in purchasing woody biomass – the fuel needed for the proposed facility. A few paper mills contacted us about the opportunity. Domtar, Rothschild met all the criteria we were looking for.
The new facility will create the steam needed for Domtar’s papermaking process and it will generate electricity for We Energies customers. This new biomass facility provides an opportunity for Domtar to become more efficient in their paper-making process, making them more viable for future operations.