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ANDRITZ holistic program targets net zero emissions and waste

Graz, Austria - International technology group AN- DRITZ has launched a new product aimed at helping the pulp-producing industry reach zero emissions and waste, a facet of production becoming increasing important as climate change conditions impose more stringent standards around the world.

ANDRITZ’s CircleToZero is a holistic program for the pulp-producing industry. Paired with ANDRITZ in-house innovations and proven technologies, CircleToZero will enable the pulp-producing industry to either eliminate or make use of side streams in pulp production and convert by-products into new added-value products.

ANDRITZ’s A-Recovery+ program, already established, is a major part of CircleToZero. It unleashes the economic potential of the many traditionally unused side streams found in the recovery island of chemical pulp mills. These include purifying raw methanol into commercial quality bio-methanol for instance, on-site production of sulphuric acid, and recovery of kraft lignin. With this newly developed technology, ANDRITZ is helping Södra Cell Mönsterås pulp mill to become the first ever fossil-free biomethanol plant worldwide and also be climate-positive by the end of this decade.

CircleToZero enables customers to achieve immediate bottom-line savings, take up new business and investment opportunities and increase their ability to comply with ever tighter environmental regulations.

‘We look forward to a shared roadmap towards a more sustainable society together with our business partners. Our CircleToZero team is happy to share the program and solutions in detail and define new ways to operate mills in more sustainable ways with enhanced bottom-line results,” said Lauri Pehu-Lehtonen, director A-Recovery+.


September /October 2021