We are moving at full speed for the environment
Since 2015 we have been obtaining around 80 % of our steam from the combustion of domestic waste. How does this work? Through a cooperation with the joint board of the Region Mulhouse and the French Agency for Energy Management. Together we have financed a steam pipeline network of roughly twelve-hundred metres from the domestic waste incinerator and our core board plant. Through this network we receive 52 gigawatt hours of heat energy a year in our factory – environmentally friendly energy, with which we reduce our CO2emissions by more than 70 %.
In addition, the pipeline has another positive effect for us: It serves as a transport pipe for the used water from the paper mill to the municipal sewage plant, which is located directly next to the domestic waste incinerator. This means we do not need our own plant, the sewage plant is fully loaded and the used water is cleaned according to the latest technical standards.