CHP plant set to slash carbon emissions of paper mill

E.ON is to build a state-of-the-art combined heat and power plant at a paper mill in the UK.

The plant is intended to cut the carbon emissions of the paper mill, which is owned by international packaging company DS Smith.

E.ON will finance, build and operate the plant, with construction to start this year and due to be completed in 2021.

It marks one of E.ON’s largest customer solutions projects in more than a decade and will cut the emissions of Kemsley Paper Mill in England by 36,000 tonnes a year.

The plant will have an electrical capacity of 75 MW and generate steam and power for the mill, which manufactures 830,000 tonnes of paper a year.

Colin McIntyre, chief executive at DS Smith Paper and Recycling Divisions, said: “Embracing world-leading innovation to minimize our environmental impact is a key corporate goal. Partnering with E.ON to develop a state-of-the-art solution to meet our long-term energy requirements is a vital element to achieve this ambition.”

Anthony Ainsworth, chief executive at E.ON Connecting Energies, said that generating steam and power onsite “gives energy-intensive industries the benefit of a highly-efficient solution that improves their operations. We want to help our customers reach their carbon reduction goals and show that sustainability and profitability can go hand in hand with the right solution tailored to their business needs.”
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