Low Carbon Solutions for a Sustainable Society
Full-cycle wood utilization not only makes sense from a cost perspective but from a sustainability one as well. Mercer operations focus on increasing the utilization of the raw materials in our process while minimizing waste, reducing emissions, and exporting green energy.
Our mills produce pulp but they also produce other environmentally-friendly biomass-based byproducts like green chemicals (from the hemicellulose, lignin, and extractives). As well, we are working to advance other biomaterials, like cellulose filaments, lignin, biomethanol, crude tall oil, and turpentine – all with high potential of replacing carbon-intensive products. We focus on new technologies and processes in our strategy to optimize byproduct values, eliminate waste, and provide alternatives for carbon-intensive products.
In addition to pulp, green energy, green chemicals, and bioproducts, we produce a diverse range of lumber products to serve the needs of our customers around the world and pursue the same zero-waste objective as our pulp operations. Our acquisition of Katerra’s plant in Spokane Valley, now known as Mercer Mass Timber, provides another opportunity for us in the wood space to manufacture sustainable materials for the construction industry.
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