The Becker Cogeneration Plant began operations on February 15, 2014   

Becker Cogeneration Plant is a biomass fuel-fired cogeneration facility located adjacent to the lumber manufacturing facilities of Olav Haavaldsrud Timber Company.  The facility has a total nameplate capacity of 15.0 MW, of which 8.0 MW is contracted to the Ontario Power Authority.  In addition to electricity production, the plant provides steam to the mill for lumber drying and space heating purposes. The plant will consume 175,000 to 200,000 tonnes of sawmill wood by-products annually. 

Major equipment for the facility consists of an inclined grate-fired boiler burning biomass to produce high pressure steam that will be fed into a single extraction/condensing steam turbine generator. 

                               A view from inside the cogeneration plant 

                               A view from inside the cogeneration plant 

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Becker Cogeneration Plant
Carlo Bin
President and CEO
Becker Cogeneration Plant
T. 807-868-2426
Email: carlob@haavaldsrud.com