KGRA’s Energy’s subsidiary Ayden HTP Partners will construct the system at the Weyerhaeuser’s facility in Greenville.

The system will recover waste heat from Weyerhaeuser’s biomass-based thermal drying system to generate 4.5 million kWh of CO2-free electricity per year.

The new system will displace more than nine million pounds of carbon dioxide each year.

The system will use the organic rankine cycle to recover waste heat from viable sources, like combustion engine exhausts, furnaces, boilers, and kilns, converting it into usable CO2-free electricity, reducing energy costs as well as heat pollution.

Weyerhaeuser Region Energy manager John Ryan said the technology the company uses is designed to produce clean energy, while reducing emissions and lowering the plant’s electricity bill.

The system will commence operations this year.