Investment to improve energy efficiency in the pulp and paper industry can deliver large energy savings, improved productivity, and reduced environmental pollution. Opportunities to improve energy efficiency include: heat recovery, cogeneration, increased use of (self-generated) biomass fuel, and increased recycling of recovered paper, efficient motors and improved efficiency of steam use.
Improving Energy Efficiency in the Pulp and Paper Industry
Improving energy efficiency
in the pulp and paper industry
Thermal Energy International Inc.
The pulp and paper industry is one of the most
energy-intensive sectors in North America and the
According to Statistics Canada, in 2014, the pulp and paper industry accounted
for 24% of the total energy consumed by manufacturing operations in the country.
Typical paper mills use most of their energy in the
drying process. In fact some 60% to 80% of a paper
mill’s energy can be used for drying of the product.
We have proven energy
efficiency solutions that
reductions in carbon
emissions and energy
consumption – delivering a
high return on investment.
Our FLU-ACE® heat recovery technology can
recover as much as 90% of the heat normally lost
through dryer section / hood exhausts in the form of
water at 50°C to 70°C.
This is possible using the FLU-ACE’s unique direct
contact packed-tower design, enabling optimal
recovery of both sensible and latent heat, in widely
varying operating conditions.
Recovered waste heat is recycled back into
processes and / or heating systems, significantly
reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas
The installation of venturi
orifice designed GEM™
steam traps enables pulp
and paper operations to
achieve a 10% to 20%
permanent reduction in
steam costs, reduce water
hammering problems, and
improve their production
With no moving parts and
a ten-year “no fail”
GEM steam traps can
eliminate the cost of
replacing failed traps.
caused by repeated
mechanical trap failures
are a thing of the past.
Our Super-Efficient Cogeneration™ solutions improve
energy efficiency to as high as 93% and can provide
up to 70% savings on electrical costs at a self-
generated kWh cost of less than $0.04/kWh.
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studies on our
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