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Stora Enso to Invest EUR 30 Million in Renewable Energy Upgrades at Heinola Fluting Mill

Stora Enso Heinola Fluting Mill The energy produced at Stora Enso's Heinola Fluting Mill today provides 95% of the district heating needed by the residents of the city of Heinola, Finland.

Feb. 20, 2023 - Stora Enso said that it will invest approximately EUR 30 million in its Heinola Fluting Mill to renew the energy set-up and process equipment. After the investment, the mill will be able to replace the remaining fossil-based fuels with renewable bioenergy, reducing the site's greenhouse gas emissions by more than 90%.

The Heinola Fluting Mill in southern Finland is an integrated pulp and board mill that produces high-quality semi-chemical fluting for the corrugated board industry. The mill has the capacity to produce 300,000 tonnes per year and employs about 190 people.

Stora Enso has set an ambitious environmental goal of halving greenhouse gas emissions from its operations by 2030. By replacing fossil energy sources with renewable energy sources, greenhouse emissions at the Heinola Fluting site will be reduced by approximately 113,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).

"This investment supports Stora Enso's emissions target, enabling our carbon footprint to reach the lowest levels on the market for Nordic semi-chemical fluting board, said Henna Pääkkönen, Head of Containerboard Business Unit at Stora Enso Packaging Materials. "As a result, we can help our customers to become more environmental-friendly while at the same time providing them with our premium quality fluting product."

In addition to significantly cutting the greenhouse gas emissions, the investment will renew the power plant and modernize parts of the site, thus improving the stability and efficiency of the production process.

Construction work will begin at the end of 2023 and the investment will be completed in the last quarter of 2024. It will have no personnel impact at the site.

The energy produced at Stora Enso's Heinola Fluting site today provides 95% of the district heating needed by the residents of the city of Heinola. When the investment is completed the source of heating will be almost entirely based on renewable bioenergy.

Stora Enso is a leading provider of renewable products in packaging, biomaterials, and wooden construction, and one of the largest private forest owners in the world.

SOURCE: Stora Enso

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