Burgo Group replaces fuel oil with natural gas at its Virton paper mill in Belgium
(Belgium, 15 December, 2016) Burgo Group announced, in the integrated mill of Burgo Ardennes, the conclusion of a large project aimed at replacing fuel oil used to power the boilers of Virton paper mill in Belgium with natural gas.
The project, which costs Euro 9 million, has an important environmental value, since it will allows an improvement of the mill performance in terms of CO2 emissions.
Founded in 1963 with a cellulose production line, the plant in Virton was equipped with a paper production line in 1991 and since 1994 is part of Burgo Group.
Burgo Ardennes is now the largest mill of the Group and the most integrated: it produces approximately 400,000 tons of pulp, 380,000 tons of coated paper and 370,000 MW of green energy. The 90% of the energy is generated from the residues of pulp production.
Burgo Group is one of the European leading manufacturers of graphic and specialty papers. (Source: press release)
Cover Image: Virton paper mill in Belgium