The international manufacturer of paper-based product packaging has actually revealed a financial investment of nearly USD100 million in a sustainable biomass boiler in Colombia, which will decrease its international Scope 1 and Scope 2 CO2 emissions by around 6%.
The boiler, which will be built at its paper mill in Yumbo, Colombia, will change the nonrenewable fuel sources presently utilized with various kinds of natural waste to produce cleaner energy. The natural waste will be consisted of pine and eucalyptus bark from the business’s own forestry plantations, waste from its wood treatment plant, and ashes and sludge created throughout the paper-manufacturing procedure.
The job belongs to Smurfit Kappa’s circularity program under which the group has actually currently executed biomass boilers at a number of other places consisting of the Nervion, Piteå and Sangüesa paper mills in Europe.
When the brand-new boiler is functional, the mill will considerably decrease the website’s nonrenewable fuel source use and provide considerable expense savings.
Laurent Sellier, CEO of Smurfit Kappa in the Americas, stated: “This financial investment enhances our dedication to Colombia, a tactical development market, and to our sustainability targets. The commissioning of this modern biomass boiler is a more product action towards our 2030 and net no emissions targets and to safeguarding the environment and developing a greener world.”
“The building and construction of this boiler shows the circularity that is the structure of our sustainability method and goes through all of our operations, as we are discovering another usage for our own waste. It is likewise a really crucial job for the area, as it will add to broadening using renewable resources and is a prompt reaction to the increased international need for paper,” included Alvaro J. Henao, CEO of Smurfit Kappa Colombia.
The brand-new boiler is anticipated to be functional by the end of 2024.