The on-site biomass power plant will produce carbon-free steam and electricity for the various on-site energy consumers.
The site will process 250,000 tonnes of wood per year, originating from the wood industry forestry, and wood at the end of its lifecycle.
By reusing the residual heat from the paper process, the site will produce 150,000 tonnes of wood pellets per year.
This investment will revitalise forestry after the disappearance of the wood sectors associated with paper mills. It will also promote dynamic forestry and the positive environmental structuring of the wood industry.
In this context and thanks to its European presence, VPK will contribute to developing the distribution of wood pellets. The pellets will also be used to produce carbon-free steam in VPK’s other plants in France, the Netherlands and Belgium.