The direct CO2 emissions of the EU pulp and paper industry have reduced by 25% between 2005 and 2017.
The European paper industry produces 52% of its electricity onsite, of which more than 95.5% is generated through highly efficient CHP plants.
CHP integrates the production of usable heat and power (electricity), in one single, highly efficient process. It generates electricity while capturing usable heat that is produced in the process. This contrasts with conventional ways of generating electricity where vast amounts of heat are simply wasted.
By using waste heat, CHP plants can reach efficiency ratings in excess of 80%, compared to gas power stations which typically have a 50% efficiency rating.
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