Globally we have five hydro, two gas and 31 steam turbines which generate around 800 MW of renewable power on 14 sites across seven countries. We also produce biogas from our effluent streams.
We continue to invest in cogeneration and self-sufficiency energy projects, amongst others:
Biomass-derived energy project at Ngodwana Mill, South Africa
Sappi has a 30% stake in a 25 MW biomass energy unit at Ngodwana Mill which falls under the South African government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPP) and which is expected to contribute to the national grid from July 2020. The project will use biomass recovered from surrounding plantations and screened waste material from the mill production process. The power plant will burn up to 35 tons per hour of biomass in a boiler to generate steam and drive a turbine to generate electricity which will be fed into the national grid.