SCA Munksund paper mill - biofuel-fired limekiln to operate more sustainably
With an annual production capacity of 410,000 tonnes, SCA Munksund produces both white and brown packaging paper out of kraft pulp. To match their strategy of being fossil fuel free, SCA turned to Valmet for building a new, biofuel-fired lime kiln for their paper mill in Munksund, Sweden. Today, limekilns are the only major consumers of fossil fuels in a pulp mill. By replacing the mill's old, fossil fuel-fired kiln, SCA was able to reduce its carbon footprint by 75%.
Munksund Paper Mill, Pileå, Sweden
|Customer challenge||In addition to SCA Munksund paper mill's 50-year-old fuel-fired limekiln starting to reach the end of its lifecycle, a part of SCA's strategy was to be fossil-free. In order to have their operations line up with their strategy, SCA decided to build a completely new, bio-fueled limekiln.|
|Solution||Biofuel-fired limekiln - utilizing pellets as a wood powder source|
Biofuel, Limekiln, Papermill, Kraft pulp, Sweden, SCA