UPM looks to bioenergy production

2 February 2005 – Rouen (FRA): UPM is to build a power plant with bioenergy production at its French mill, as part of a process undertaken by the French government to promote renewable energy.

The new power plant, located at the company’s Chapelle Darblay mill, will annually combust all the sludge produced as a result of its paper recycling process as well as 160,000 tonnes of energy wood, and is expected to cost €75 million ($98 million).

The plant’s production is expected to start in the Q1 of 2007.