Holmen's Iggesund Paperboard inaugurates new €240M recovery boiler in Sweden, announces €123M biofuel boiler will enable its Workington, England, board mill to operate solely on biomass, without fossil carbon emissions in about six months

IGGESUND, Sweden , October 29, 2012 (press release) – The end of September marked the inauguration of the new recovery boiler at Iggesund Mill in Sweden. The €240 million investment is decisive for the mill’s future development. In about six months’ time the company will see the results of yet another huge investment in a mill – a biofuel boiler costing €123 million. At one stroke, this will enable Iggesund’s board mill in Workington, England, to operate without fossil carbon emissions and solely on biomass.

“For us the investments mean that we should be able to stabilise our energy costs,” explains Guy Mallinson, Sales Director at Iggesund Paperboard. “When both politicians and industry organisations emphasise strongly that reduced fossil carbon emissions are the way of the future, it’s a wise idea to listen.

“We know that our product portfolio, both from Iggesund and Workington, will now belong to a small, exclusive group of paperboard products whose manufacture involves extremely small amounts of fossil carbon emissions.”

Iggesund’s goal is to totally eliminate the use of fossil fuels in its own production process. However, this is not the same as having a zero carbon footprint because a number of the company’s input goods, primarily cooking chemicals and latex, are made with relatively high carbon emissions.

Image:Costing €240 million, Iggesund’s new recovery boiler will pave the way for a gradual increase in production.

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