Voith pioneers the development of an innovative CO2-neutral papermaking process

Voith has announced that it recently celebrated an important milestone for the decarbonization of the paper industry at its headquarters in Heidenheim.

Voith is pioneering the development of an innovative CO2-neutral papermaking process in collaboration with Essity. This project has been recognized by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action and the European Union and will be supported with a funding of around €14.5m.

“Together with my colleague Andreas Endters and Wilfried Wemhoff from Essity, I had the honour of welcoming Dr. Franziska Brantner, Parliamentary State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, at our headquarters in Heidenheim to show her the new pilot plant and celebrate the funding decision together with guests and business partners,” said Toralf Haag, CEO, Voith Group. “This funding is a positive signal for Voith and the entire industry and once again confirms our corporate strategy with a clear focus on the development of sustainable solutions. The new technology we are researching will fundamentally change the way paper is made and mark a breakthrough in sustainable paper production by reducing freshwater consumption by up to 95% and energy consumption by up to 40%.”

Haag concluded, “As we continue to push the boundaries of what is possible, I’m energized by what lies ahead. This is just the beginning, and I look forward to the next achievements in Voith Paper’s sustainability initiative ‘Papermaking for Life’.”

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