Pulp and paper manufacturer Stora Enso has launched a feasibility study to assess the potential to further reduce CO2 emissions at the group’s Imatra site in Finland.
The group believes that replacing fossil-based fuels with bio-based materials would improve the environmental performance of the site.
The Imatra site is one of the world’s largest production sites for consumer packaging board, with more than 90% of goods produced there exported to Europe, Southeast Asia, and other continents.
The group's feasibility study is expected to be finalised in mid-2023.
The planned changes will require investment, which will be looked into after the feasibility study is finalised.
Mill director Mikko Nieminen, said, “We have already done a lot to reduce the emissions of the site. A new, more efficient wood handling and debarking line will be finalised during the autumn, reducing the water consumption up to 85% in the debarking line.
“The recycling and further usage of waste generated at the mill is already today world-class, exceeding 99%. Now we are studying the possibility to reduce the fossil CO2 emissions even further, aiming approximately to a 45% reduction.”
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