Aiming for fossil-free mills

Energy usage is one of the most important sustainable development topics in Metsä Tissue’s operations. Metsä Tissue, and Metsä Group as a whole, are aiming for fossil free mills by 2030. This means that fossil fuels (scope 1) will no longer be used in production, and thus no fossil fuel-based carbon dioxide emissions would be generated. We also actively look for ways to decrease our indirect production emissions.
  • 100

    %

    Target 2030: fossil free fuels (scope 1)

  • 19

    %

    share of fossil free fuels in 2021 (scope 1)

  • 27

    %

    reduction from 2018 carbon fossil emissions (scope 1 & 2)

Performance

  2021 2020 2019 2018
Scope 1 Share of renewables 19 % 18 % 17% 16%
Scope 1 ktCO2 203 206 224 227
Scope 2 Share of renewables 24 % 19 % 21 % 19 %
Scope 2 ktCO2 492 467 506 674
% reduction from 2018 CO2 fossil emissions -27 % -31 % -25 % base year

Sustainability cases

Building a biopower plant in Metsä Tissue’s Katrinefors mill area in Sweden in 2018 has changed the energy usage of not only of the mill, but of the entire town of Mariestad.

Read more about the biopower plant here. 

In 2021 we announced that our Mänttä mill in Finland no longer uses peat for energy production. Renewable wood fuels, such as bark and other by-products of wood production, have replaced peat. The change to using biomass has been significant for reducing the fossil emissions of the mill.

Read more about the peat phase-out here.

Future Mill in Mariestad

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Peat phase-out at Mänttä

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