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Paper Recycling May 02, 2022 09:00:55 PM

Stora Enso Declared Key Investment in Enocell Pulp Mill

Paul Ploumis
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The investment will replace this heavy fuel oil with pitch oil that is made from trees.

Stora Enso Declared Key Investment in Enocell Pulp Mill

SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): Stora Enso announced its decision to invest Euro 10 million at its Enocell pulp mill in Finland. The proposed investment will replace fossil-based heavy fuel with renewable pitch oil. Furthermore, it will help to reduce the environmental impacts of the operations, thus driving the company’s efforts to achieve the ambitious target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Although the pulp mill currently uses renewable black liquor, bark, and saw dust powder as its primary energy sources, it may need to use fossil-based heavy fuel oil during start-ups and production disturbances. The investment will replace this heavy fuel oil with pitch oil that is made from trees.

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By converting the site to run 100% on bio-energy, Enocell pulp mill aims to reduce its fossil CO2 emissions by almost 70 000 tonnes per annum.

As part of the investment, Stora Enso plans to build a pitch oil tank, foundations and leaking basin, pumping house with pumps, unloading station, new pipelines and heaters. The construction activities are expected to start immediately with anticipated completion before end-2023.

Roy Antink, Acting Head of Sustainability at Stora Enso’s Biomaterials division noted that the investment demonstrates constant works by the company to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from operations and to deliver on the company’s ambitious climate targets.

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