Alternative Energy Sources and Paper Production
Glatfelter and the pulp and paper industry will continue to serve as a role model for the efficient use of fuels.
Glatfelter’s pulp and paper making operations have been running in part on alternative energy for decades. At our large integrated Kraft mills in Spring Grove and Chillicothe, alternative energy is used every day to make both steam and electricity using the very efficient cogeneration process.
What is Cogeneration?
Benefits of Cogeneration/CHP
Note: Assumes national averages for grid electricity and incorporates electric transmission losses.
Source: Tina Kaarsberg and Joseph Roop, “Combined Heat and Power: How Much Carbon and Energy Can It Save for Manufacturers?”
Improving Energy Efficiency
In addition to the use of cogeneration and renewable fuels, Glatfelter is continuously improving its energy and carbon footprint by improving its manufacturing equipment and operations. For example, in 2007, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Glatfelter’s Spring Grove facility cooperated in a project to replace the press section of the Number 7 Paper Machine, significantly reducing the steam required for drying the paper manufactured on that machine.
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