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Project: T081700 #7033

To ensure the long term competitiveness of the Canadian mechanical pulping industry, the contractor has developed a 5 year, $2.0M multi-disciplinary research program with the goal of reducing electrical energy consumption in mechanical pulping by 20% through scientific discovery and the development of new technology while maintaining or improving product quality and production.

Phase I concentrated on 5 strategic areas:
1. Low consistency refining
2. Latency removal
3. Fibre fractionation
4. Refiner control
5. Novel mechanical pulping

Phase II proposes to concentrated on:
1. Medium consistency refining
2. TMP Energy, Quality and Value simulation
3. Advanced control and sensor development for LC refiners
4. Pressure screen fault detection
5. Novel Semi-mechanical pulping