Innovative Steam Boiler Now Operational at Nouryon Production Facility, Reduces CO2 Emissions by 90%

As a responsible operator and trusted supplier, Nouryon is dedicated to minimizing our greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint and energy consumption. To reduce Scope 1 emissions at our sites, our strategy includes continuously improving our environmental performance through equipment upgrades or replacements, design improvements and energy recovery.

At the Nouryon facility in Kvarntorp, Sweden, we recently partnered with Adven, a company that specializes in industrial energy transitions. Adven installed a new steam boiler that relies primarily on locally sourced residual products from the forestry industry, such as chipped branches and tops, to generate the heat required for production processes. The new steam boiler replaces liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) with biofuel, resulting in an anticipated 90% reduction in site Scope 1 carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions for Nouryon.

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This steam boiler which relies on access to biofuel, provides significant carbon emissions reduction together with energy savings from a reduced need to heat lake water, resulting in increased production capacity to meet customer demand,” said Marie Broström, Nouryon Site Manager in Kvarntorp. “We are pleased that the new boiler is now operational, and we look forward to the benefits this more sustainable solution will provide.
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The Nouryon Kvarntorp site produces chelates for applications that include removal of metal ions for more efficient bleaching in the pulp and paper industry and combatting iron deficiency in high pH soils with micronutrients to increase crop yields in agricultural applications.

Adven’s energy solution in Kvarntorp, is partially funded by Klimatklivet, a project of the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency that supports investments in fossil-free future technologies. Nouryon’s CO2 reduction in Kvarntorp equates to 8,000 met tons of carbon dioxide annually, or annual energy use for approximately 1000 homes, under normal production conditions.

In 2021, Nouryon signed the UN Global Compact, committing to uphold its principles and contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Our target for 2030 is to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions (Scopes 1 and 2) by 40%, total waste intensity by 10%, and freshwater consumption intensity by 10%, compared to the 2019 base year. By 2050, we aspire to be a net-zero organization. Learn more about our commitment to a sustainable future.

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