We have been switching from fossil fuel to renewable energy where possible and economically feasible.
A few examples are:
Sweden – Our Piteå paper mill installed a biomass boiler in 2007
Colombia – Cali mill installed a new black liquor boiler in August 2009
France - Cellulose du Pin commissioned a biomass boiler in August 2010
Production of electricity through a Combined Heat & Power (CHP) boiler, which is the most efficient way for production of electricity, has steadily increased over the last years. Just in 2010, the co-generation ratio for the usage of electricity increased in Europe by 4% for all our operations.
In Latin America, the increase in 2010 was even higher as the rate of self-produced electricity increased by 12% resulting from the new recovery boiler in Cali (Colombia), with its additional capacity for electricity generation. This boiler has been operating since 2009.