Study Spotlights Pulp And Paper Processes

By 2050 industry could further reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions

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According to Eurostat, the statistics body of the European Union (EU), total annual industrial energy consumption in the bloc is 274,759 ktoe (kilotons of oil equivalent). The chemical and petrochemicals industry tops the list (52,611 ktoe), with iron and steel second (51,086 ktoe), non-metallic minerals third (33,997 ktoe) and the pulp and paper industry fourth (31,659 ktoe).The European Commission’s Joint Research Center (JRC) completed a new study into the pulp and paper industry, showing that by implementing best available technologies (BATs) and practices, by 2050 that sector could reduce energy consumption by 14% and greenhouse gas emissions by 62% compared to…

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