Northern Pulp manages its air emissions using generally accepted pollution control technologies to minimize emissions of such contaminants as sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen dioxide (NOx) and total particulate matter (TPM) concentrations that result primarily from the combustion of fossil fuels. We have also adopted broader measures such as switching from heavy oil (bunker C) powered boilers to cleaner fuels such as natural gas and biomass. Northern Pulp has made significant investments to ensure we meet and even exceed regulations. A new Electrostatic Preciptator (ESP) has been installed on the Recovery Boiler and operational since September 2015.
Northern Pulp will continue to invest in pollution control technologies to maintain regulatory compliance and improve odor control. Northern Pulp reports on NOx, SO2 and TPM, as these are the most relevant pollutants in our industry for which regulatory obligations have been set.