A significant proportion of all renewable energy produced in Finland is generated during pulp production, when black liquor, which consists of wood and cooking chemicals, is combusted in the recovery boiler. At the same time, the cooking chemicals used in the pulp process are converted into a reusable form.
The total electrical self-sufficiency of Metsä Fibre’s mills is 166% (2020) – we generate much more electrical energy than we consume. In 2020, Metsä Fibre accounted for 8% of the electricity produced from renewable energy sources in Finland, and 12% of renewable energy.
As well as increasing our production of bioenergy, we also focus on energy efficiency, and improving the energy efficiency of our production units is a key element of our investment targets.