Technical upgrades at Mondi Neusiedler in Austria include an upgrade of the pulp mill’s recovery boiler, pulp dryer, steam accumulator and steam turbine, which will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by over 20%.
Mondi On Track with Energy Efficiency Projects at Mondi Neusiedler Mill in Austria
Jan. 12, 2024 – Mondi announced that it has now “clearly defined” upgrade projects totaling EUR 20 million at Mondi Neusiedler pulp and paper mill in Lower Austria.
This follows the company’s announcement in April 2023 of an investment program for Mondi Neusiedler to increase energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase operational safety at the mill.
“We are happy to confirm that projects totaling EUR 20 million have now been clearly defined and approved with work already in progress,” said Sakari Eloranta, Technical Director Uncoated Fine Paper at Mondi.
The investment program includes upgrades of the recovery boiler, pulp dryer, steam accumulator and steam turbine at the pulp mill in Kematen an der Ybbs, where Mondi Neusiedler produces sulphite pulp.
Mondi noted that most of the mill’s energy comes from a recovery boiler which generates steam that supplies the mill with renewable energy, and the objective of the technical upgrades is to generate more steam by increasing the efficiency of the recovery boiler. The surplus steam will be used for the pulp dryer, which previously used natural gas as an energy source, and therefore will be operated emissions-free in the future.
A further benefit is that the turbine will be able to generate more green electricity from the additional steam output.
“These upgrades will help Mondi Neusiedler to reduce the pulp mill’s greenhouse gas emissions by over 20%, while also reducing NOx emissions by up to 10% and gas consumption by around 25%,” Eloranta said.
Mondi expects to complete the upgrades by the end of 2024.
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SOURCE: Mondi plc