SAO PAULO, Aug. 29, 2013 (RISI) - Brazilian pulp and paper producer Suzano fired up the biomass boiler at its new 1.5 million tonnes/yr bleached eucalyptus kraft (BEK) pulp mill in Imperatriz, Maranhão state. The company also tested other operations including the water supply demineralization process.
"We are advancing on important fronts. This boiler is the first of the new factory's large pieces of equipment that is entering the pre-startup process," director of the Maranhão project, Adriano Canela, commented.
The new boiler is scheduled to start operating in September.