Towards a Sustainable European Energy system – The Role of the Pulp and Paper Industry
Journal article, 2010
In this paper a methodology for analyzing the potential for and effect of implementation of different technology pathways within the pulp and paper industry, developed by the Heat and Power Technology research group at Chalmers University of Technology, is presented. The methodology assumes detailed research and is based on bottom-up thinking. To exemplify its usefulness two studies applying the methodology are summarized. All in all, it can be concluded that the presented methodology enables integration of the different research projects, connecting research on different system levels with each other, which in turn gives the research group the possibility to better answer questions regarding the development and future role of the pulp and paper industry on a higher system level whilst still considering important characteristics of individual technologies and/or mills.