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Paper Recycling June 25, 2020 09:20:56 PM

Smurfit Kappa Starts Up State-of-the-Art Recovery Boiler at Austrian Paper Mill

Paul Ploumis
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The plant is expected to further boost the energy optimization efforts at the mill facility.

Smurfit Kappa Starts Up State-of-the-Art Recovery Boiler at Austrian Paper Mill

SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): Smurfit Kappa announced starting up of new recovery boiler at its Nettingsdorf kraftliner mill in Austria. The industry-leading recovery boiler marks an important milestone in the company’s previously announced ‘Future Energy Plant’ project, aimed at boosting the sustainability and efficiency of the mill.

The plant is expected to further boost the energy optimization efforts at the mill facility. It is projected to cut carbon dioxide emissions by nearly 40,000 tonnes. In other words, it will cut two-thirds of the current emissions at the mill.

The ‘Future Energy Plant’ project also comprises of development of an advanced new steam turbine, upgrading of the existing water treatment plant and installation of additional drying cylinders.

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Commenting on the achievement, Günter Hochrathner, CEO of Smurfit Kappa Nettingsdorf said that it is a great moment for all the employees, By starting to operate the new recovery boiler, the company has taken an important step forward in sustainability. Meantime, Laurent Sellier, COO Smurfit Kappa Paper & Board, Europe added that the investment in Nettingsdorf will help the company to ensure long-term supply of high-quality and sustainable containerboard.

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