New renewable energy pipeline for Stora Enso and Volvo

Source: Stora Enso
18 Nov 2016 − 

Stora Enso is moving forward with its plan to reduce its use of fossil fuels to as close to zero over the next ten years. The company has opened a new renewable energy pipeline in cooperation with Volvo Cars.

Stora Enso and automobile manufacturer Volvo Cars have opened a new hot water pipeline between their manufacturing sites in Ghent, Belgium on 18 November. The 4 km pipeline will take hot water, which is heated using renewable energy, from Stora Enso's Langerbrugge paper mill to the Volvo plant where it will be used to heat buildings and paint booths, Stora Enso informs.

According to the company, thanks to the pipeline, Volvo Cars will use substantially lower amounts of fossil fuels for heating, also reducing the plant's CO2 emissions and energy costs. The project will lead to emission reductions estimated at 15,000 t of CO2 per year, cutting the Ghent plant's total emissions by more than 40%, the statement says.

Stora Enso produces newsprint and magazine paper at its Langerbrugge paper mill. The mill's capacity amounts to 550,000 tpy.

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