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Smurfit Kappa invests over €30m in Spain to cut CO2 emissions
Rafaela Sousa

Rafaela Sousa

17 June 2024

Smurfit Kappa invests over €30m in Spain to cut CO2 emissions

Smurfit Kappa has made two major investments in Spain to advance its sustainability goals.


The company has installed over 12,000 solar panels at its Sangüesa paper mill, which, together with its biomass and recovery boilers, will generate more than 50% of the mill’s annual energy requirements.


This €6 million photovoltaic system, which is said to be the largest in the Navarra region, will cut the mill’s CO2 emissions by over 3,000 tonnes. Since 2005, the mill has cut its CO2 emissions by over 51%.


Additionally, Smurfit Kappa invested €27 million in its Nervión paper mill, enabling it to adopt a fully circular production process. This project, the company's largest landfill reduction initiative to date, will remove 75,000 tonnes of waste from landfills and eliminate approximately 450,000 km of road transport annually.


Smurfit Kappa invested €27 million in its Nervión paper mill, enabling it to adopt a fully circular production process.

Javier Rivas, COO of Smurfit Kappa paper and board Europe, said: “The recent inauguration of both the Sangüesa and the Nervión investments are milestones for the Smurfit Kappa paper division and aligned with the EU Green Deal’s transition to climate neutrality through increasing clean energy technologies.”


Garrett Quinn, chief sustainability officer at Smurfit Kappa, added: “These two projects demonstrate the Group’s continued investment to deliver on its sustainability goals with over €30 million in these two projects alone, delivering reduced emissions and increasing the circularity of our production process.”


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