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UPM to Build BioFuel Plant at Scottish Mill Site

Dec. 5, 2006 - UPM said that it will build a new 59 M (approx. EUR 88 million) power plant at its Caledonian mill in Irvine, Scotland. The new boiler will use a 350,000 ton combination of biomass and site-derived residues as its primary fuel.

The new plant will reduce UPM's carbon emissions by 75,000 tonnes annually when it comes on-line, the company said. Start-up is planned for the first quarter of 2009.

UPM said it has reduced its production-related fossil CO2 emissions by 25 % during the last ten years by investing in biofuel-based energy generation and in energy efficiency. The latest investments have been in a new boiler plant at Shotton mill in the UK and power plants at Rauma mill in Finland and Chapelle Darblay mill in France.

The new power plant at Caledonian mill will also significantly assist the Scottish Executive in achieving its 2010 national renewables generation target of 18%, UPM added.

The Caledonian mill produces light weight coated (LWC) magazine paper and has an annual capacity of 280,000 tonnes. About 360 employees work at the site.

SOURCE: UPM




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