Environmentally friendly energy concept for Descartes
Papeteries Palm, Palm’s French paper mill located in Descartes, has successfully started up its brand new power plant at the end of 2017. The new combined heat and power plant operates a 12 MW gas turbine which generates the electricity requirements for the mill and within the same process enough steam for the drying cylinders of both paper machines PM 8 and PM 9.
With an efficiency of over 90 % the system is considered to be extremely environmentally friendly. The power pant is linked to the regional electricity infrastructure and compensates for seasonal variations in electricity demand.