Technical upgrades at Mondi Neusiedler to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its pulp production by over 20%

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  • Mondi recently announced an investment of €20 million to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase energy efficiency and strengthen operational safety at its Neusiedler mill.
  • The investment includes an upgrade of the pulp mill´s recovery boiler, pulp dryer, steam accumulator and steam turbine.
  • This supports Mondi´s ambitious MAP2030 sustainability commitments with an estimated reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by over 20%, NOx emissions by up to 10% and gas consumption by around 25%.

11 January 2024 – In April 2023, Mondi announced an investment programme for its uncoated fine paper mill in Lower Austria, Mondi Neusiedler, to increase energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase operational safety at the mill.

“We are happy to confirm that projects totalling €20 million have now been clearly defined and approved with work already in progress. These upgrades will help Mondi Neusiedler to reduce the pulp mill´s greenhouse gas emissions by over 20%, while also reducing NOx emissions by up to 10% and gas consumption by around 25%,” explains Sakari Eloranta, Technical Director Uncoated Fine Paper at Mondi.  

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The investment programme includes upgrades of the recovery boiler, pulp dryer, steam accumulator and steam turbine at the pulp mill in Kematen an der Ybbs, where Mondi Neusiedler produces sulphite pulp. Most of the mill´s energy comes from a recovery boiler which generates steam that supplies the mill with renewable energy. The objective of the technical upgrades is to generate more steam by increasing the efficiency of the recovery boiler. The surplus steam will be used for the pulp dryer, which previously used natural gas as an energy source, and therefore will be operated emissions-free in the future. A further benefit is that the turbine will be able to generate more green electricity from the additional steam output.

This investment supports Mondi’s ambitious sustainability commitments, MAP2030, including its science-based Net-Zero targets. The investment programme is expected to be completed by the end of 2024.

About Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper

Uncoated Fine Paper is a business unit of Mondi Group. In its operating sites, Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper produces pulp and environmentally sound office and professional printing papers tailored to the latest professional digital and offset print technologies. The company complies with the strictest international certification standards to support sustainable production processes through the responsible management of forest, water and air resources. Mondi’s Green Spirit approach serves as a guide and signpost, a future-oriented and positive attitude that connects the company to its customers – making an impact together. As part of the Mondi Action Plan 2030 (MAP2030), Mondi is the first to offer an extensive uncoated fine paper portfolio as Cradle to Cradle Certified® Bronze Level meeting the high standards and demanding requirements of this certification scheme which marks the step from a linear to a circular economy.

Its renowned brands such as Color Copy, PERGRAPHICA®, NAUTILUS®, NEUJET®, IQ, MAESTRO®, BIO TOP 3®, DNS® or ROTATRIM are used in office environments on laser or inkjet printers and by professional printers on digital or offset presses to create brochures, transactional material, folders, invitations, business cards, letterheads or other high-impact communication. Converters appreciate the excellent printability and smooth handling of Mondi’s professional printing papers.

About Mondi

Mondi is a global leader in packaging and paper, contributing to a better world by making innovative solutions that are sustainable by design. Our business is integrated across the value chain – from managing forests and producing pulp, paper and films, to developing and manufacturing sustainable consumer and industrial packaging solutions using paper where possible, plastic when useful. Sustainability is at the centre of our strategy, with our ambitious commitments to 2030 focused on circular driven solutions, created by empowered people, taking action on climate.

In 2022, Mondi had revenues of €8.9 billion and underlying EBITDA of €1.8 billion from continuing operations, and employed 22,000 people worldwide. Mondi has a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange (MNDI), where the Group is a FTSE100 constituent, and also has a secondary listing on the JSE Limited (MNP).

Source: Mondi