energy efficiency could be lifeline for aging paper mills

Energy Just Facts

* Two common measures of energy are British thermal units (Btu) and joules. All forms of energy can be expressed in these units. One Btu is the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of one pound of water from 39 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit. One joule is the amount of energy needed to lift one hundred grams (3.5 ounces) upward by one meter (3.3 feet) while on the surface of the earth.

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Longview Fibre and activists battle over biomass Local

Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging officials say their 54-megawatt biomass energy expansion also would reduce air pollution and the company's carbon footprint, plus make the mill more competitive.

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Maine SFI Implementation Committee 2008/2009

Expensive Utilities/Energy Issues — Addressed! Because this home will be an NAHB green certified home, with a specific focus on energy efficiency, its total utilities costs will be less than $2000/year. Climate/Carbon issues — Addressed! This is an entirely wood framed and sheathed home which will act to store carbon for the duration of the

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Paper Industry Reveals Productivity Lessons Automation

Oct 01, 2014The electronic age is upon us. That's good news for the majority of industries looking for faster, more efficient ways to share information. It's bad news, it seems, for the paper industry. Think about it When was the last time you picked up a paperback book vs. downloading the novel onto an e

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Wisconsin paper mills cut costs with energy efficiency

Wisconsin paper mills cut costs with energy efficiency, hydropower. May 03, 2005. Stora Enso, a papermaking company with six paper mills in Wisconsin, has proved that significant energy savings are possible in the paper industry. Since 2001, Stora Enso has lowered its annual energy use at the six mills by 22 million kilowatt-hours and 3.6

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New Humphrey School Study, Published in Nature Climate

Sep 18, 2017They're going beyond conventional single-sector strategies such as energy-efficient buildings and power plants to look at innovative ways to capture waste heat from industries and businesses—from cement plants, to pulp and paper mills to grocery stores—and pipe it to homes and buildings up to 30 kilometers away.

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Should You Let Wood Weather Before Stain-Painting

Dec 18, 2010Energy Efficient; Remodeling/Historic Preservation soaking wet water saturated pressure treated southern pine, the process could take months. ( The mill I worked for for 11 years kiln dried 2 inch clears for 27 to 31 days to reach 12% MC, and 4 X 4 took 60 days in the kiln, air drying is much slower) Correctly done the wood is NOT INSTALLED

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UPM Rauma UPM Communication Papers

UPM Rauma is located in Finland, 250 kilometers from Helsinki. It has a personnel of 520 people and was founded in 1969.

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Paper Because Paper Truth or Fiction?

Making paper the first time around does require a lot of energy, as is the case with other transformation industries, such as making aluminum from bauxite, or steel from iron ore. However, over the past several decades, the pulp and paper industry has made an impressive commitment to fuel efficiency

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Head Above Water PEFC-certified timber helps to challenge

Oct 11, 2018Forest All raw material used in paper production is now sourced under certified Chain of Custody systems Climate Change 21.6% reduction in carbon emissions per tonne of paper produced, on track for 2020 target of 25% reduction Water 28% reduction in organic content of water (COD) returned to the environment from mills, on track for 2020 target of 33% reduction Waste Twelve out

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ABB helps Finnish paper maker achieve energy efficiency

In 2007, Myllykoski Paper signed an energy efficiency contract with ABB, which started with a review of the energy efficiency of the whole manufacturing process from inspection to implementation. A paper mill, for example, can derive savings from the process method, pumping, heating systems and energy

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ENVIRONMENT REPORT content.dowjones

the energy efficiency projects completed at the company have an average payback of less than 3 years. Due to the volatility of energy prices and the expectation of consistent cost increases, continuous evaluation of energy efficiency and renewable energy opportunities will continue as part of

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OUR VIEW Environment wins with energy reduction

Georgia-Pacific also has voluntarily reduced their energy consumption by 11.8 percent in four years. Muskogee's plant is one of only three paper mills in the country to meet the Energy Star Challenge.

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nySp2i hosts Supply Chain Sustainability forum

systems in the u.S. are aging and many pipes in this infrastructure are begin-ning to leak or fail altogether. The objective of this project is to design and validate a novel monitoring system which will improve water and energy efficiency of communities through early detection of leaks in pipeline infra-country is significant.

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Why Finnish Paper Mills Became Electric Utilities

In the US, paper mills do use this to supply about half their own energy needs, but the potential energy savings have not improved since the early 1990s. In Finland, because of the law that

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UPM Jms River Mills, Kaipola UPM Communication Papers

UPM Jms River Mills are located in Jms, Finland, some 200 kilometers from Helsinki and 100 kilometers from Tampere. The mills have a combined personnel of 850 people. The Kaipola mill

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UPM Rauma UPM Communication Papers

UPM Rauma is located in Finland, 250 kilometers from Helsinki. It has a personnel of 520 people and was founded in 1969.

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How Old Is New The Retrofit Revolution Inside Industry

Mar 20, 2019Paper manufacturers like Verso and Fortress are retrofitting paper mills from the 1960s and turning them into facilities for specialized packaging and materials. The average age of a transformer on the U.S. electrical grid is now over 40 years old. A good percentage of the gains in energy efficiency in homes and buildings over the past

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Kimberly-Clark aims to boost green product sales Retail

For years, Kimberly-Clark considered being green an operational issue, cutting water and energy use at paper mills.

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Open Access Journals aimspress

The energy needed to produce high quality office paper is nearly twice that required for non-deinked packaging paper. This couples with the lower pulp yields obtained with high quality pulp means that the environmentally preferred option for energy supply to the recycling process is dependent on the grade of pulp being produced.

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Sustainability Goals 2018 AFPA Sustainability Report

The industry's sustainability goals focus on improving energy efficiency, increasing paper recovery for recycling, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving worker safety, promoting sustainable forestry and reducing water use. In 2016, AFPA member pulp and paper mill water use per ton of product decreased by 6.6 percent from the 2005

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Condition monitoring how systems could help eliminate

Condition monitoring has been used in mining, paper mills, steel mills, power plants and refining sectors to name a few, for decades. The U. S. Navy has been using condition monitoring for over 40 years. "There is such a small percentage of wind turbines equipped with condition monitoring globally and certainly for the U. S.

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Alfa Laval Heat recovery at Finnish pulp mill

Heat recovery from warm water is most profitable if the pulp and paper mills form an integrated whole as in Kaukas, where heat recovery at the pulp mill saves steam for use in the paper mill. Process integration is key to cooling warm water flows in pulp mill processes, without the need for condensing towers, resulting in energy savings and

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Using Drum Pulpers Industrial Efficiency Technology

Many deinking plants use vat type pulpers, often with batch operation. Batch pulpers have higher energy demand and lower productivity (NCASI, 2001. p. 130). Drum Pulpers can be implemented to mills that produce pulp from recovered paper and paperboard. The more gentle mechanical action of the drum pulpers make the contaminants to remain intact while the paper is defibrated.

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Sustainability Performance Georgia-Pacific

Georgia-Pacific promotes energy efficiency in all our operations. We have an ongoing company-wide effort to reduce energy use and increase energy efficiency. The 30 percent increase in total energy consumption between 2009 and 2015 is due to the addition of more than 15 manufacturing facilities during that time period.

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() USE OF TAILING PONDS AS SOLAR academia.edu

Figure 1 Energy requirement of mining and mineral processing industries compared to other manufacturing sectors (Scheihing, 2005) 3 Cost saving measures can be implemented in two ways improve the efficiency of processes in order to use less energy, and wherever feasible, substitute the existing supply source with alternative forms of energy.

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Mohawk paper mill successfully changing with the times

Jun 16, 2013Until a decade ago, his company could not run the paper mill fast enough to keep up with demand, but the digital landscape has transformed that demand over the

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Coal and black liquor can produce energy from papermaking

Aug 20, 2007Coal and black liquor can produce energy from papermaking The capacity of paper mills for fuel production could be expanded by co-processing

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FITCHBURG HISTORY PART XII INDUSTRY Sentinel Enterprise

Dec 11, 2011The plant was opened in 1975 for the paper mills as part of the effort started in the 1960s to restore the health of the Nashua River. It was designed to treat 15 million gallons of water flushed

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High-Efficiency Cogeneration Systems The Case of the

The pulp and paper industry is obviously responsible for the emission of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere; CO2 emissions from energy production are considered direct, those coming from energy purchase are considered indirect. The need for an environmental optimization of paper mills is a long-felt concern, since Thompson's works on

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