Sappi will invest nearly EUR 6 million in an extensive modernization of the current steam generation boiler at its Maastricht Mill in the Netherlands. The mill’s yearly emissions of carbon dioxide will be reduced by some 13 percent (compared to 2019) following e-boiler’s (electric boiler) commissioning. This represents a reduction of 22,000 tons of carbon dioxide annually.
The reduction in CO2 emissions will be achieved by replacing part of the gas generated steam by electric generated steam via a newly to be installed e-boiler, Sappi explained. The electricity used will be generated through renewable energy sources such as solar power and wind energy.
“The e-boiler project represents a key milestone in our plans to future-proof the Maastricht Mill,” said Ferdinand Koster, Mill Director Maastricht at Sappi Europe. “The installation of the e-boiler will ensure a significant reduction in CO2 emissions. And it brings us a clear step closer to achieving our sustainability targets for the mill by 2025 within the framework of Sappi’s decarbonization roadmap.”
Sappi’s decarbonization roadmap includes 2025 targets to achieve a reduction of specific greenhouse gas emissions (scope 1 and 2) by 25 percent and increase renewable energy share to 50 percent in Europe compared to 2019.