Aiming for Emission-Free Pulping

Ten research organizations, universities, and companies are establishing a research program with around 20 full-time researchers.

The Emission Free Pulping program aims to significantly reduce biomass burning and increase the product yield of wood material used for pulping from approximately 50 percent to around 70 percent. The program, under the joint leadership of VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, is projected to have a budget of around 15 million Euro over the next five years. As reported by the Finnish VTT, it intends to find ways to improve energy efficiency, enhance the efficiency of wood usage and conversion to products, achieve emission-free pulping (especially carbon dioxide emissions), and significantly reduce water usage in the processes. Industry leaders and scientists worldwide are invited to join the consortium and participate in the research aiming to transform pulping processes for better energy and material efficiency.,

(Published in GLOBAL RECYCLING Magazine 1/2024, Page 9)