Pulp & Paper

The global pulp & paper industry produces approximately 400 megatonnes (Mt) of
paper and packaging each year.
China is the largest producer, accounting for 25% of this total, followed by the USA with 19%.

While the industry is a large consumer of energy, it’s also a significant producer of bio-fuels such as waste wood and black liquor. Thanks to this, the pulp & paper industry is one of the least CO2 intensive industrial sectors. 

Paths towards decarbonization

The industry’s main opportunity for emission reductions is to decarbonize the supply of steam it uses. This can be done by replacing fossil-fuel boilers with those that burn renewable fuels, or by introducing electrification and the use of green electricity from the grid.

Another option is to improve energy efficiency. This can either be done through better utilization of waste heat, sector coupling or by bringing in process-development technologies. The industry can also increase the share of recycled fibre used in production.

How SFW is helping

SFW can assist the pulp & paper industry with emission reduction through the following technologies: