A green and local source
Our main energy source—biogas—is transported in a dedicated, 8‑mile pipeline from a nearby landfill to fulfill 93% of our paper mill’s needs. Not only is biogas a renewable energy, it reduces our CO2 emissions by 70,000 tons, or 23,400 compact cars, annually. Because of biogas, Rolland Enviro has less environmental impact compared to the North American industry average for uncoated virgin and 100% recycled papers.
What is Biogas?
Biogas is garbage gas.
Biogas comes from decomposing landfill waste that’s been captured to prevent its release into the air. It is transported by pipeline to Rolland and used as thermal energy to produce paper instead of using traditional combustible fuels.
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Facts about biogas energy
Rolland’s fine paper production generates 70,000 fewer tons of CO2 annually than traditional fossil fuels, or the equivalent of 23,400 fewer compact cars on the road.
Biogas energy powers 93% of Rolland’s paper machines.
Transformation and composition
Biogas primarily consists of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4). When methane is burned to produce steam, it turns into CO2 and becomes 21 times less harmful to the atmosphere.
Biogas is a local, renewable and widely available energy source that would be lost if not utilized.