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Pulp & Paper

Efficiency in Mills

The pulp and paper industry is energy-intensive and has a significant impact on emissions due to the energy required for pulp production, paper manufacturing processes, and associated activities.

SysEne knows tackling energy efficiency and decarbonization in pulp and paper requires developing wholistic strategies and actions tailored to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions based on the specific characteristics of the mill.

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Delivering Results

The pulp and paper industry is energy-intensive, and energy costs form a significant portion of production expenses. Rising energy prices and the need to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions necessitate constant efforts to improve energy efficiency, optimize energy management, and explore alternative energy sources.

The pulp and paper industry is also a significant user of water for various processes, including pulping, washing, and papermaking. Proper water management, including water conservation, wastewater treatment, and minimizing water usage can be highly effective pathways to optimize and reduce energy and emissions.

SysEne engineers bring decades of experience uncovering energy-efficient low-carbon measures and delivering innovative solutions in boilers, waste heat streams, pumps, fans, and compressors driving pulp and paper manufacturing systems. SysEne’s technical team will analyze your facility’s energy consumption profile to compare with industry benchmarks and equipment specifications to determine the carbon emissions profile for the facility. Whether a mechanical or chemical pulping process, SysEne engineers regularly find economic reductions of up to 20% in energy and emissions.


Best-In-Class Engineering

SysEne brings the skills and knowledge that allows clients to better manage risks and costs while improving both business and environmental outcomes.

Material Results

We look at pulp and paper facilities from a systems-thinking viewpoint to identify and validate measures that will have a material impact on energy costs and GHG emissions.

Economic Viability

We bring decades of experience evaluating economics of measures across heavy industry to effectively filter potential measures for economic viability.

Technical Feasibility

Every facility is unique in the type and age of technology and control systems—and capital upgrades can be expensive, so we focus first on enhancing existing systems.

Operational Suitability

Each facility has a unique operational profile that we validate against each measure we consider so we can provide solutions that support your operational goals.


We bring broad insight and knowledge of energy and GHG regulations, which can be used to model and assess scenarios that may impact the future risks and costs at the facility.

Funding & Incentives

SysEne will help your organization develop a strategy and approach to maximize the impact of government incentives over time, enabling projects to move forward.

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SysEne has a very unique opportunity in my mind where they can stand up loudly and proudly and say ‘Look, we’re small, but we’re mighty and we have a ton of experience.’

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We can power the way forward because we know the terrain. We can find the best route and get you there expeditiously. We provide fast and efficient service that saves you time and money.

Flexibility Yields the Most Effective Results

Investigating all the possibilities will uncover the best solution.
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