Stora Enso announces €25m energy investment at Maxau mill

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23 Jul 2018 − 

The new 57 MW steam turbine is to come online in 2020, and boost green energy generation at Maxau uncoated magazine paper mill, says Stora Enso.

Stora Enso will invest €25m to install a new steam turbine and erect an additional biomass storage at the Maxau publication paper mill in Germany. With the investment Stora Enso wants to "reduce the energy cost and secure long term cost competitiveness of the paper mill," the company announced.

Stora Enso will start implementing the project in the current quarter and expects the energy investment to be finalised in 2020. In 2010, Stora Enso fired up a combined heat and power (CHP) plant at the Maxau mill. The CHP is running on biomass, refuse derived fuels and paper sludge.

Maxau paper mill in Karlsruhe houses two paper machines that can produce approximately530,000 tpy of SC paper. In 2017, the paper machines PM 6 and PM 8 produced some 486,000 t.

According to Stora Enso, recovered paper serves as the main raw material source for the production of uncoated magazine paper grades at the site. Maxau mill is also producing 295,000 tpy of deinked pulp.

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