Specialty paper and fibre-based materials company FiberMark has converted manufacturing operations at its Vermont headquarters to be able to run up to 100% used vegetable oil.

With this conversion, FiberMark says it has become the first paper industry manufacturer in the state to generate part of its process energy from waste biofuel.

The energy produced by the vegetable oil not only powers FiberMark’s Brattleboro paper machine turbine and dries its papers, but also provides heat for the plant.

Before the conversion, FiberMark consumed approximately two million gallons of number six fuel oil per year.