The B E B Bio Energie Baden company on the Kehl site will be transformed in order to be able to use other fuels. The transformation will take place gradually with the partial conversion which started in October 2022 scheduled to be completed in 2023. (To date, unit I of the Kehl biomass cogeneration plant is fed exclusively with old wood). By 2024, the Koehler Group plans to fully convert the power plant at its Oberkirch site to biomass. Therefore in the future, the energy needed to produce paper will be produced exclusively from wood chips, green waste and sawmill residues. From 2024 onwards, the fuels used until then on this site, such as paper fibre sludge as waste from paper production and sewage waste, will be upgraded in the Kehl biomass thermal power plant. The Koehler Group’s objective, by 2030 at the latest, is that all the energy consumption necessary for Koehler Paper’s paper production will be done by producing renewable energy within its own facilities.
Published on 02/12/2022