As part of a long-term global commitment to sustainability and climate protection, Sappi is actively planning the extensive modernisation of the current steam generation boiler at its Maastricht Mill in the Netherlands. With an investment of close to 6 million euros, the mill’s yearly emissions of carbon dioxide will be reduced by some 13 per cent (compared to 2019) following 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. 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”, explains 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 decarbonisation 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.
The project, set for completion in December 2022, will contribute to Sappi’s ambitious decarbonisation targets and continued commitment to ensuring a sustainable, low-carbon future – as determined by the Paris Climate Accord and the European Green Deal.
Image 1: Sappi is actively planning the extensive modernisation of the current steam generation boiler at its Maastricht Mill in the Netherlands.
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Sappi is a leading global provider of sustainable woodfibre products and solutions, in the fields of Dissolving pulp, Printing papers, Packaging and speciality papers, Casting and release papers, Biomaterials and Bio-energy. As a company that relies on renewable natural resources, sustainability is at our core. Sappi European mills hold chain of custody certifications under the Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC™ C015022) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC/07-32-76) systems. Our papers are produced in mills accredited with ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50 001 and ISO
45 001 certification. We have EMAS registration at 5 of our 10 mills in Europe.
Sappi Europe is a division of Sappi Limited (JSE), headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with 12,500 employees and 19 production facilities on three continents in nine countries, 37 sales offices globally, and customers in over 150 countries around the world.
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About the Sappi Maastricht Mill
Sappi’s Maastricht Mill in the Netherlands is part of Sappi Europe. It uses certified, renewable raw materials to produce high-quality products that are completely recyclable. Annually producing 278,000 tons of coated woodfree paper and paperboard ranging in grammage from 200 to 400 g/m2. The papers produced at the Maastricht Mill meet the highest quality standards and greatly contribute to ensuring efficient printing processes. The graphic papers are used for magazines, brochures and catalogues worldwide. The folding boxboard produced in Maastricht is ideally suited for high-quality packaging where printability and processability are decisive.