Torraspapel, part of the Lecta Group, has installed a new combined cycle cogeneration plant at its coated paper mill in Sant Joan les Fonts (Girona, Spain). The 24.9 MW plant is currently operational.
Cogeneration is an extremely efficient power generation system, permitting simultaneous production of electrical and thermal energy for industrial consumption, thus saving on primary energy use and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, while also enhancing industrial competitiveness.
In addition to the industrial benefits of cogeneration, it entails notable benefits for the community or region where the plant is located: an enhanced electricity supply, more efficient power distribution and reduced dependence on external sources.
With this new cogeneration facility, a total of five Torraspapel mills -Zaragoza, Sarrià, Leitza, Motril and Sant Joan- now use high-efficiency energy systems.
The installation of the new plant in Sant Joan is just one of the many actions Torraspapel carries out to minimize the environmental impact of its operations and contribute to sustainable development.