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Papier- und Kartonfabrik Installing Solar Modules on Containerboard Mill Roofs

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Papier- und Kartonfabrik, Germany, is installing solar photovoltaic modules on the roofs of warehouses No. 5 and No. 6 at its containerboard and paperboard mill in Varel, Germany, The total combined roof solar plant capacity will be 998 KWh, installed on a surface of approximately 18,.000 square meters. Some 8,300 photovoltaic modules manufactured by Inventux are being installed in row-parallel position.

In addition to cutting overall purchased power, the mill's solar plant will reduce related emissions by up to 750,000 kg of carbon dioxide per year, equivalent to a 6,250,000 km motorway-drive with a car, which has a standardized carbon dioxide emission of 120 g/km. The project is the latest in Papier- und Kartonfabrik's ongoing efforts to increase the share of renewable energy within its energy mix. In 2006, the company installed two biogas engines with 1 MW electrical output each, fueled exclusively with biogas from the mill's water purification plant.

Papier- und Kartonfabrik's Varel mill has a production capacity of 700,000 metric tpy of paperboard a year, with two board and corrugating-paper machines. It produces two main types of corrugated paperboard in various strengths and weights, known as JadeWelle and JadeLiner, made from 100% recovered papers.


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