Technical Bulletin No. 0978: An Update on the Burning of Alternate Fuels in the Forest Products Industry: Part I – Petcoke and Tire-Derived Fuel

This report summarizes available information on the operational changes and environmental impacts of burning of tire-derived fuel (TDF) in boilers, and petcoke in lime kilns and recovery furnaces. It serves as an update to similar information contained in NCASI Technical Bulletin No. 906. Air emission impacts from burning TDF are generally small to non-existent with the possible exception of elevated levels of zinc in combustion ashes and occasionally also in stack emissions. NOx, CO, and total hydrocarbon (THC) emissions generally remain unchanged.