The movement into a future of green energy has created an opportunity for us at Tolko to reduce our carbon footprint.
Utilizing biomass products as a means of creating green energy to run our mills and generate electricity is consistent with our goals of sustainability and product diversification and our value of progressiveness.
Energy for our mills
Our growing green energy profile includes six biomass energy facilities that contribute to the on-site production of wood products. Each of our OSB mills is equipped with a biomass energy system that produces thermal energy for the production process, allowing the mills to run using virtually no fossil fuels.
Powering the grid
Our bioenergy production goes beyond creating energy only for industrial production. Our cogeneration mills in Armstrong and Kelowna produce steam that's used in the process for drying wood products and they also produce electricity with steam turbines.