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Grycksbo Paper to Install New Biomass Boiler

May 12, 2008 - Sweden's Grycksbo Paper said that it will invest SEK 130 million in a project to replace an oil-fed boiler with a biomass boiler which will meet the paper mill's entire need for steam

The new boiler will lead to a more sustainable business, both environmentally and economically, the Swedish papermaker said.

The biomass boiler will be one of the biggest environmental investments during 2009 in the county of Dalarna, where Grycksbo Paper is located, the company added.

The project includes the conversion of the present oil-fuelled boiler into a biomass boiler, a new handling and biofuel storage area, a filter for smoke gas cleaning and renovation of the existing turbine to produce environmentally responsible electricity.

Grycksbo expects the new boiler to come on-stream in the second half of 2009.

The company hasn't selected a feedstock yet and currently is looking into the viability of biofuel alternatives such as pellets or woodchips made from branches and treetops.

Grycksbo Paper is located in Sweden and produces “G-Print” —a unique contour coated woodfree paper. Approximately 93% of the production is exported, mainly in Europe. The company's production capacity is approximately 265,000 tons per year and employs about 500 people.

SOURCE: Grycksbo Paper




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