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Cutting energy use, improving product quality

Through a series of energy-efficiency initiatives, Millar Western has reduced pulp mill electricity  consumption, and associated greenhouse gas emissions, by 40% over the past 15 years. Now, we’re working with InnoTech Alberta on a new project to employ artificial intelligence and other technology into our processes, to further reduce energy use. InnoTech’s AI-driven Pulp Expert System will be integrated into our refining system to improve refiner plate-position decision making in real time. As well as cutting GHG emissions, this work will enhance the quality and consistency of our pulp products.