Focus on energy efficiency

As an energy-intensive industry, a critical part of cutting emissions per produced paper ton is to use energy efficiently. In papermaking we are e.g. focusing on drying hood development and removal of the water from the paper sheet using the latest technologies. In 2012 we set a target to increase our energy efficiency by 10% by 2020 from 2009 level. By the end of 2020 our energy efficiency improvement has been 10.3% since 2009. To keep up the good work we have set a new target for 2030.
  • -25


    Target 2030: energy use from 2019 level

  • 0


    energy use in 2022 from 2019 level


  2022 2021 2020 2019
Energy efficiency improvement from 2019 level 0% +1 % -3 % Base year

Case examples

As part of our efforts to improve the energy and production efficiency of our mills, we are exploring the best available technologies (BAT) to improve energy efficiency, among other things. Our aim is to drive the world-class environmental performance in tissue production. The energy roadmap for Metsä Tissue mills is prepared for 2022-2030.

Learn more about the Future mill programme in Mariestad here.

In 2022 we renewed a paper machine at Metsä Tissue’s Mänttä mill. The renewed paper machine will be used to produce fresh fibre-based tissue paper products especially for the Finnish market. Due to the investment energy consumption will reduce around 15 per cent per tonne of paper produced. 

Read more about the new paper machine here.