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Abstract

The report evaluates energy consumption patterns of the European paper and board industry. Energy costs have shown a historical increase in all member states and represent today between 11 and 15% of total production costs. The main functions for which energy is used are drying, refining, machine operation and cleaning of waste. The report stresses the importance of effective energy management and organization at mill level. As to the into the application of combined heat and power systems and indicates particular measures for research, development and demonstration. The implementation of all conservation opportunities could, in the longer term, save as much as 25% of energy consumed, which means savings of up to 150 P.J. per annum.

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Authors: PA MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS PA MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS LTD., LONDON (UK), PA MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS LTD., LONDON (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 8792 EN (1983) FS, 101 P., BFR 300, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1907
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