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Rengo installs new biomass boiler for power generation at Tonegawa division in Japan

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Rengo Company Ltd, will install a new biomass boiler for power generation at Tonegawa Division in Japan to promote alternative fuel sources, one of the measures toward CO2 reduction Rengo has stated is an environmental target. With operations scheduled to commence in October 2022, this will be Rengo’s second biomass boiler, following the one in Yashio Mill.

Comprising a paper mill and a folding carton plant, Tonegawa Division is one of Rengo’s core divisions, which produces approximately 350,000 tonnes of paperboard each year and prints and converts lines of folding cartons such as a variety of processed paper and multi-packs.

The new biomass boiler is a power generation facility that utilises materials such as woodchips derived from construction waste in the Tokyo metropolitan area, refuse paper and plastic fuel, and scrap tires as its main fuel source. 

Tonegawa Division changed its fuel source from heavy oil to LNG in 2007. 

By switching to renewable energy using this biomass boiler, a reduction of approximately 90,000 tons of CO2 emissions is expected each year.

Rengo will continue to promote fuel conversion, particularly in paper mills which emit a lot of CO2, and actively undertake initiatives toward reducing its environmental impact.