BMH Technology to supply a combined biomass and waste processing system to SAICA Paper in France

Initial sketch of the SAICA Nogent plant that will handle biomass and paper rejects. © SAICA Group

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BMH Technology has signed a contract with SAICA Paper France for the delivery and installation of a combined biomass fuel and paper rejects handling plant in Nogent-sur-Seine, France.

The system will process waste wood collected from the surrounding 150 kilometers as well as use the pulper and fibrous rejects from the paper mill process.

The main driver for the project is to reduce the consumption of natural gas, which is a major source of emissions and represents a significant portion of production costs. The expected reduction in natural gas consumption is almost 89%, which equals nearly 50.000 tons and 79% less CO2  emissions every year.  In addition, the land-filling of 50.000 tons of process by-products per year will be avoided.

“SAICA Nogent-sur-Seine is the third project for natural gas substitution for SAICA in France and we have selected BMH as a reliable supplier for both waste wood and paper reject handling“, says Jose Manuel Fernandez, Energy Projects Manager in SAICA Group.

The delivery by BMH includes design, manufacture, erection, and commissioning of a complete fuel handling system. It consists of a receiving station, a fuel quality control system, an intermediate 3.700m3 waste wood storage silo and a centralized dust removal system.

SAICA and BMH have a long history of cooperation and this contract strengthens the relationship towards future projects.

“It’s good to be back in France with SAICA and we thank them for trusting us with this project”, indicates Marcos Arizti, Sales Manager, South Europe at BMH Technology.

The system will be delivered and installed in 2024 and the facility will be taken over in 2025.

Information about SAICA Group

Saica Group is one of the leading companies in Europe in the manufacture of recycled paper for corrugated board, with an annual production capacity of 3.3 million tons of recycled paper for corrugated board. With more than 10,000 employees and a presence in Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Turkey, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, the United States and Poland, Saica Group has four business lines: manufacture of recycled paper for corrugated board (Saica Paper), waste management and environmental services (Saica Natur), production of corrugated board packaging (Saica Pack) and flexible packaging (Saica Flex). The group’s turnover is €4,394 million, (consolidated turnover at Dec. 31, 2022).

Information about BMH Technology Oy

BMH Technology is one of the global leaders in sustainable waste refining and solid biofuel handling systems. The company’s vision is to create solutions for waste to be reborn as raw materials and renewable energy. It designs and delivers plants, equipment, and aftersale services worldwide to help customers recover materials, decrease waste dumped on landfills and reduce CO2 emissions.

BMH Group’s headquarters is in Rauma, Finland and the subsidiaries are in Sweden, China, Poland and Spain. Altogether, the Group employs around 170 professionals.

Source: BMH Technology