Forest, Pulp & Paper Industries

Circular economy solutions for water and energy intensive Forest, Pulp and Paper industries

Production processes of Forest, Pulp and Paper industries traditionally consume high volumes of energy and water. A holistic and objective analysis of the energy intensive processes, and implementation of circular economy solutions based on the findings, enable major savings. Such solutions may include industrial water recycling, efficient MVR evaporation, recovery and reuse off excess heat, and the utilisation of previously wasted production side streams. When Adven takes care of the investment, both businesses and the environment win.

Solutions for Forest, Pulp & Paper industries

Adven’s approach provides benefits for Forest, Pulp & Paper industries in many angles. Starting point, the holistic analysis reveals the bottlenecks and the opportunities within the energy intensive processes enabling remarkable savings in for example total energy consumption and energy costs. As the implemented solutions are often to do with circular economy, material and energy efficiency are improved and CO2 emissions are substantially reduced.

Remarkable savings with closed water cycles

Forest, Pulp & Paper industries traditional water solutions often involve considerable use of chemicals and produce high volumes of sludge. Water purification can be developed with the closed water cycles, e.g using membrane and evaporation technologies. Cost savings arise thanks to the reduced chemical consumption as well as reduced sludge quantities and smaller water intake. Further saving avenues open from nutrient recovery and biogas production by converting excess biomaterials to biogas. In addition, a closed cycle solution can reduce emissions by thousands of tonnes.

MVR evaporation taken to the next level

Evaporation is an immense part of the production process in Pulp & Paper industry. By improving energy efficiency of the evaporation, consumption of steam and emissions of energy production can be significantly reduced. Pulp & Paper evaporation processes can be improved for example by implementing MVR-evaporation further down in the core process. By doing that total steam consumption can be reduced even by 50%.

More efficient energy production

Major improvements in Forest, Pulp and Paper industries can be achieved by developing energy production. Energy assets can be aged and investing in them comes at a high cost when done by companies themselves. Although pulp production is largely self-sufficient for its energy, when combined with paper production, energy production may be a bottleneck. This is when energy-efficiency projects begin to pay off. Waste heat can be recovered and recycled, which brings major cost savings and reduces the need for energy.

How do we operate?

Energy as a Service® is our operational model for your benefit

Through Energy as a Service® model Adven assumes the responsibility throughout the entire value chain, from designing and implementation to operating and maintaining the facility, not to mention 24/7 monitoring and continuous development.

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Holistic analysis forms the basis for the design of your solution.

Build and own

Investment is made on your behalf with full responsibility for the project implementation.

Operate and maintain

Reliability of the energy supply is always secured by 24/7 remote monitoring and over dedicated 250 field specialists.


Continuous development is in the core succeeding in changing needs.

Energy prices are volatile and there is a significant political risk for the future. This agreement ensures Arctic Paper Munkedal’s long-term competitiveness through lower, more stable and predictable energy costs, it will also strongly reduce our environmental footprint.
Michal Jarczyński
CEO, Arctic Paper S.A.

Slavisa Micanovic

Sales Manager