P.H. Glatfelter gets permit for new gas boilers, shutdown of three coal boilers

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said in an Aug. 29 notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin that it recently issued an air permit to P.H. Glatfelter Co. out of Spring Grove, Pa., for the construction of two Babcock & Wilcox (372.6 and 358.3 MMBtus per hour each) natural-gas fired boilers.

The permit also covers the installation of a hydrated lime injection system to reduce HCl emissions from Power Boiler No. 5, with associated equipment including, but not limited to, a storage silo and pneumatic conveying system at the Spring Grove facility ln York County.

“As part of the project, three (3) coal fired power boilers will also be decommissioned,” the notice said. “The expected changes in facility emissions as a result of the changes proposed are approximately: +52.7 tpy carbon monoxide, -1.027.5 tpy NOx, -82.9 tpy PM10, -14.4 tpy PM2.5, -5,695.2 tpy SO2 and +9.8 tpy VOC. The plan approval will include Emission Reduction Credits (ERC) related to the decommissioning of the three (3) coal fired power boilers.”

Headquartered in York, Pa., Glatfelter is a global manufacturer of specialty papers and fiber-based engineered materials. U.S. operations include facilities in Spring Grove, Pa., and Chillicothe and Fremont, Ohio.

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