SWEDEN, Oct 18, 2012 - SCA invests approximately SEK 490 Million in a bio-fuelled lime kiln at the Munksund paper mill in PiteÃ¥ in northern Sweden. Through this investment SCA Munksund reduces its carbon footprint, its emissions of carbon dioxide form fossil fuels, by 75 per cent.
The limekiln is part of the chemical recovery systems at SCA Munksund. The old oil-fuelled lime kiln from 1966 has been a bottle neck for the packaging paper millâ€™s continued development.
For further information please contact
BjÃ¶rn Lyngfelt, vp communications SCA Forest Products, tel. +46 60 19 34 98
Per EmbertsÃ©n, president SCA Munksund, tel. +46 911 98 207.
Sundsvall, 18 October 2012
SCA FOREST PRODUCTS AB
â€œThe technology to use wood pellets instead of fuel oil for an advanced installation such as a lime kiln, has been developed at SCAâ€™s Ã–strand pulp mill in TimrÃ¥â€, says Ulf Larsson, president of SCA Forest Products. â€œThe very good experience from there is now brought into the project in Munksund.â€
Apart from the lime kiln, the investment comprises electro-precipitator and other supporting equipment, along with equipment for the processing and storing of wood pellets. The new lime kiln will allow for a certain increase in the production of packaging paper at the mill, but more importantly it will allow for a continued positive development of production and products at the Munksund paper mill.
â€œThrough SCAâ€™s investments in Munksund, we will be able to produce a broader portfolio and products with a higher quality. Our processes will become more efficient and, not the least, the environmental effects of the paper mill is radically reduced. We will be able to offer better and more sustainable products, says Per EmbertsÃ©n, president at SCA Munksund.â€
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