Energy

Each year, we continue to look for ways to improve energy efficiencies throughout our pulp and paper operations.

Our Maryvale mill is the largest industrial generator of base load renewable energy in Victoria, through the production of black liquor biofuel, a renewable fuel which is a by-product of the pulp and paper manufacturing process.  In 2013, we produced 670,000 tonnes of black liquor.

Our operations use energy from both black liquor and direct energy sources from fossil fuels such as natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), diesel and petrol. We also purchase electricity, an indirect energy source, to operate manufacturing, processing and office sites located around Australia.

 


Australian Paper reports energy usage to the federal government under the Energy Efficiency Opportunities (EEO) program an initiative to increase energy efficiency via identification, evaluation and implementation of cost-effective energy saving opportunities.

For more information on how we manage our energy usage and our performance, read our 2013 Sustainability Report.

Read our 2012 EEO Public Report.