Papermaker Recycles Mill Waste to Electricity
The power boiler will be a 150 MW (thermal capacity) multi-fuel boiler using Metso's circulating fluidized bed technology and high-performance flue gas cleaning system, giving the new plant very high environmental performance. With this investment, SAICA will minimize their landfill operations and instead recycle their paper mill waste into electrical power.
SAICA is Spain's largest paper producer with a production capacity of 2 million tons/year of corrugated paper. SAICA is also the largest paper recycler in Spain, using recovered paper for papermaking. At present the company recycles 2.2 million tons of paper per year which otherwise would go to dump.