CGW to increase its consumption of energy from renewables used in paper and board production by 35%

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CGW to increase its consumption of energy from renewables used in paper and board production by 35%

October 16, 2018 - 03:54
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WARDRECQUES, France, Oct. 16, 2018 (Press Release) -In 2019, CGW will increase its consumption of energy from renewables used in the production of paper and board, to 35%. The current output from the factory equates to 180,000 Tonnes of paper and 300 Million m2 of corrugated board.

In line with its stated objective of ‘zero process waste by 2022’, CGW has constructed an innovative heat exchange system with a local company to use the heat energy released by their incineration of waste materials. Flamoval and CGW has entered in to a partnership agreement that will secure this source of energy for the next 20 years.

As the initiator of this partnership, CGW has created a recycling loop which will have major long term environmental benefits. CGW’s paper mills process 600 Tonnes of locally sourced waste paper to produce pulp. In so doing it accumulates waste products that can be found in collected papers. This amounts to approx. 10.000 Tonnes per year. A major part of this solid waste will now be incinerated by the CVEF who will send the steam generated back to CGW for use in their paper making process.

This investment of 11.4 Million € will reduce annual carbon emissions by a staggering 22.000 Tonnes, showing that although the Company was created in 1897, it has evolved and developed a cutting edge system which will have a major ongoing positive impact on the environment now and in the coming years, ensuring a sustainable future for its employees and customers alike.