According to the EIB, the project will finance investments to upgrade the recovery boiler of the bioproduct mill at the existing site in Frövi (Sweden), with the aim of improving its environmental footprint and increasing energy efficiency. The aim is to ensure the long-term operation at the production site and an environmentally improved, stable and efficient pulp- and board production. The new recovery boiler is designed to ensure high-energy efficiency by efficient pre-heating, high dissolved liquor combustion and efficient heat recovery of flue gases.
A further objective is to significantly reduce emissions to air after the modernisation. The incineration of gases in the recovery boiler will drastically reduce the odour and sulphur emissions. The project further aims to substantially contribute to territorial integration within the EU by supporting a bioeconomy project with substantial spill-over effects towards the local and regional economy.
As by-products, the mill produces valuable tall-oil and turpentine and generates renewable energy, the surplus of which will be sold to local communities and neighbouring businesses. There is a vegetable growing project being built next to the Frövi mill that will use the residual heat produced by the facility.
As stated by the EIB, Billerud is a world-leading company in superior paper and packaging materials made from virgin fibre. The company has ten production units in Sweden, the United States and Finland, with around 6 100 employees in over 13 countries and customers in over 100 countries. Frövi mill is an important regional employer, employing around 500 people in a sparsely populated, rural area of Sweden.
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Client - Billerud AB:
Address: PO Box 703, SE-169 27 Solna, Sweden
Phone: +46 8 553 335 00
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