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Pro-Gest hands in amended Mantua RCCM mill project plan, no more waste incineration but biogas production

15 Nov 2019 − 

All eyes on doubling production capacity for recycled corrugated case material. Next meeting of relevant bodies and Pro-Gest to be held before the end of the year.

Pro-Gest presented an amended project plan for the expansion of its recycled corrugated case material (RCCM) mil in Mantua. According to the project documentation, Pro-Gest's subsidiary Cartiere Vila Lagarina abandoned its plan for an industrial waste incineration plant at the Mantua site, but will use the paper mill sludge instead to produce biogas by anaerobic digestion.

The project update aims at reducing the mill's emissions and thus resolving the issues raised by the original environmental impact assessment. In October 2019, the authorities of the Province of Mantua have preliminary denied Pro-Gest's request to increase production capacity at the mill in Mantua to 405,000 tpy.

The project documentation was presented on 12 November. According to the relevant body of the Province of Mantova, it could take time until 13 December to verify the quality and completeness of the documentation, and Pro-Gest and Cartiere Villa Lagarina will be granted another 30 days to present eventual amendments to the project. After that, the Province of Mantua would decide whether to accept the companies's project modification proposal and restart the environmental impact asessment procedure for the Mantua RCCM mill project.

 

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