New Bio-based Products for a Sustainable Future

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Save-the-date for the upcoming press webinar on our latest study about the role that pulp and paper biorefineries will have in delivering innovative bio-based sustainable products.

The European pulp and paper industry is fully committed to a climate-neutral Europe as stated in the 2030 Industry Manifesto.

The path towards this objective requires creating more added-value while decarbonising the industrial processes. This ambition was already fully expressed in the Cepi 2050 Roadmap, which also looked at potential ways in which the European pulp and paper industry can deliver more in the most sustainable way.

The new Cepi study identifies the capacity of pulp and paper biorefineries to deliver new sustainable bio-based products. Going beyond the well known bio-based products of the pulp and paper industry such as paper packaging, bio-refineries use wood fibres and pulp as their raw materials to produce solvents, polymers, paints, coatings, inks, surfactants, cosmetics, adhesives, lubricants, plasticisers, stabilisers, enzymes and agrochemicals. These new applications are namely used for  building, food, feed, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics industries.

The growth of sustainable bio-based options based upon renewable materials can only contribute to the broader goal of carbon-free economy by 2050.

Our webinar will explore the state-of-the-art of biorefineries today as well as different scenarios for their growth, illustrating the innovation coming from the pulp and paper industry. 

Book the date in your calendar, an invitation with a link for registration will follow at the beginning of 2021.

About Cepi:

Cepi is the European association representing the paper industry.

We offer a wide range of renewable and recyclable wood-based fibre solutions to EU citizens: from packaging to textile, hygiene and tissue products, printing and graphic papers as well as speciality papers, but also bio-chemicals for food and pharmaceuticals, bio-composites and bioenergy.

We are a responsible industry: 92% of our raw materials are sourced in Europe and certified as sustainable, 91% of the water we use is returned to the environment, in good condition. We are the world champion in recycling at the rate of 71,6%. At the forefront of the decarbonisation and industrial transformation of our economy, we embrace digitalisation and bring 20 billion value addition to the European economy and €5.5 billion investments annually. More information about our sustainability performance:

Through its 18 national associations, Cepi gathers 500 companies operating 895 mills across Europe and directly employing more than 180,000 people.

Source: Cepi