ENGINEERING
POWER

SINCE 2008 OUR ENGINEERS HAVE BEEN USING LANDFILL GAS TO GENERATE POWER AND MAKE OPERATIONS MORE EFFICIENT.

Landfills play a critical role in waste management, but as waste decomposes, it releases methane – a greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change.

What if there was a way to minimize methane from seeping into the atmosphere? What if there was a way to put it to good use?

Those are the questions our engineers have been asking.

In 2008, we implemented a renewable biomass energy project at our largest manufacturing site in the world, Beech Island Mill in South Carolina to reclaim landfill gas to power operations.

1. Gas is cleaned on-site at the Three Rivers Solid Waste Authority Landfill.

2. Our Beech island Mill receives the gas through a pipeline more than 15 miles (24 kilometres) long.

3. We burn the gas along with natural gas to generate steam and power the production process.

by 2022 we will eliminate nearly 1000000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions from a 2005 baseline

MATT CAMPANARO, ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY MANAGER, BEECH ISLAND MILL IN SOUTH CAROLINA, U.S.

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