Rottneros Mill Investing SEK 15 Million in a Methane Gas Burner
When operational, Rottneros Mill's new burner will utilize methane gas generated as a by-product in the company's new bio effluent treatment plant and use it in the mill's drying process.
May 21, 2019 - Rottneros Mill announced plans to invest SEK 15 million in a methane gas burner in order to achieve a fossil-free production process.
The new burner will utilize methane gas generated as a by-product in the company's new bio effluent treatment plant and use it in the mill's drying process.
The reduction of the use of fossil fuels will also mean lower variable costs for the mill.
“The investment means that we basically achieve the goal of a fossil-free manufacturing process in Rottneros Mill,” said Nils Hauri, Chief Innovation Officer. “By utilizing the methane gas generated in the bio effluent treatment process when we dry the pulp, we will replace the equivalent of 1,000 cubic meters of fossil fuel in the form of oil.
“Overall, the investments we have made in the mill since a few years have reduced oil consumption by some 7,000 cubic meters on an annual basis, while the production volume has grown significantly,” Hauri added.
Rottneros said the new burner will be put into operation during the first half of 2020.
About Rottneros Mill
Located in Rottneros, Sweden, Rottneros Mill produces two grades of mechanical pulp: CTMP and groundwood. In 2018, the mill produced 174,000 tonnes making it one of Europe's largest producers of mechanical pulp.
Rottneros is an independent producer of market pulp. The Group includes the parent company Rottneros AB and its subsidiaries Rottneros Bruk AB and Vallviks Bruk AB with operations involving the production and sale of market pulp. The Group also includes Rottneros Packaging AB, which manufactures fibre trays, and the wood procurement company SIA Rottneros Baltic in Latvia. To learn more, please visit: www.rottneros.com
SOURCE: Rottneros AB