Transitioning to bioenergy at Kirkniemi Mill

Kirkniemi Mill in Finland took a big leap forward in 2022 on the journey to decarbonisation by installing the equipment required to receive, store and handle biomass to power its multi-fuel boiler. During 2023 the mill should be able to exit coal and instead become powered by renewable bioenergy. 

By turning biomass residues such as bark, sawdust and wood chips into energy, the mill derives even more value from the forest and reduces its fossil-derived carbon emissions. When fully realized in 2023, using biomass will reduce by 90 per cent the mills direct fossil-based greenhouse gas emissions - equivalent to a 230,000-ton reduction in carbon dioxide annually.