At the end of September Iggesund Paperboard inaugurated its new recovery boiler at Iggesund Mill, Sweden.
The ceremony was conducted by Lars G Sundblad, who was managing director of the company at the end of the 1950s, when the decision was made to begin manufacturing paperboard.
The new recovery boiler makes it possible for Iggesund to increase production of its paperboard Invercote, and also enables the mill to operate on 100 per cent biofuel and be self-sufficient in energy, both thermal and electric.
Construction of the recovery boiler took two years and cost SEK 2.3bn (EUR 240m). The company is also building a biofuel boiler at its mill in Workington, England. That investment, for the production of the paperboard Incada, will cost SEK 1.1bn (EUR 123m) and involves a radical change of energy source from today's fossil natural gas to bioenergy. The new biofuel boiler at Workington is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2013.