Iggesund Paperboard has officially inaugurated its new recovery boiler at Iggesund Mill, Sweden, in a ceremony conducted by Lars G. Sundblad, who was managing director of the company at the end of the 1950s when the decision was made to begin manufacturing paperboard.
The new recovery boiler makes it possible for Iggesund to increase production of its Invercote paperboard while enabling the mill to operate on 100 per cent biofuel and be self-sufficient in both thermal and electric power.
Construction of the recovery boiler took two years and cost SEK2.3 billion.
The company is investing a further SEK1.1 billion building a biofuel boiler at its mill in Workington, England.
That investment, for the production of Incada paperboard, is funding a radical change of energy source: from today’s natural gas to bioenergy.
The new biofuel boiler at Workington is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2013.
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