Sappi Gratkorn, Austria increased their share of renewable energy through biomass as part of Sappi Europe´s roadmap to reduce the use of coal. The modernisation od the power plant boiler enabled their shift to a combined approach of biomass and natural gas.
Key objectives of Sappi’s decarbonisation roadmap
For the near term, Sappi’s decarbonisation roadmap includes close to 80 projects being carried out across its European mills by 2025. “Our 2025 roadmap identifies the path we have embarked on towards a carbon-neutral future,” explains Sarah Price, Director Sustainability of Sappi Europe. The objective is to reduce emissions of specific greenhouse gases (Scope 1 and 2) by 25 per cent and to increase the share of renewable energy in Europe to 50 per cent by 2025 (compared to 2019). Additionally, Sappi’s 2030 science-based target is to reduce carbon emissions by 41.5% per ton of product. “We’re already making good progress towards these targets, with a large number of projects already well-underway or completed”.