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Our SRA3 Neptune laminator runs offset and
digital prints, which are processed inline, auto-
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Australian Paper’s radical solution to power crisis
Australia’s only manufacturer of office, printing and packaging papers plans to build a $600 million power plant that would burn household rubbish to power its Maryvale paper mill and sell excess energy back to the grid.
Australian Paper says the Energy from Waste project will be built next to its Maryvale facility in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley, and will burn hundreds of thousands of tonnes of non- hazardous household rubbish
to generate 225 megawatts
of electricity.
The company has received
$5 million in state and federal funding to conduct a feasibility study of the project and says it could go ahead within five years, if approved.
The plant, which would replace two existing gas-
fired boilers, would divert an estimated 650,000 tonnes of waste from landfill each year. It would not burn recyclables.
“One of our immediate priorities is to stabilise our costs and one of the most significant focus areas is energy,” Australian Paper said in a statement. “Despite being Victoria’s largest generator of
baseload renewable energy, we are the largest industrial user of natural gas in Victoria and also use significant quantities of coal-fired electricity. Like any other business or household
in Australia, we are exposed to surges in energy prices and uncertainty of supply.
“The aim of the proposed $600m EfW plant is to allow AP to attain a sustainable, long- term and stable alternative base load energy source to provide steam and electricity for the existing Maryvale Mill, which has been manufacturing paper since 1938.”
It would also cut greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 550,000 tonnes per year, which would be the equivalent of taking more than 100,000 cars off the road.
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Above: Australian Paper’s mill at Maryvale, VIC.
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