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2009 Energy: Paperitalo 2nd Tuesday Surveys

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2nd Tuesday Surveys are Copyright 2010 by Paperitalo Publications and used by permission of the Copyright Owner

  Dates open:10 – 24 November 2009

Confidential level and error band:
(95% confid. Level, +/- 10% error band)

No. of respondents: 82

Pulp & Paper Industry

40% US respondents, 12% Western Europeans, all other were less

  • The number one primary source of energy is bark or wood waste
  • One respondent claimed wind as their primary source of energy
  • Six respondents use methane produced from landfill or effluent
  • 14% of respondents reported their primary source of fuel has changed in the past year
  • 80% of respondents claim to be in control of their energy costs now or will be in the near future
  • 26% of respondent say it is highly likely or very likely energy costs will force their mill to close within the next then years
  • The number of largest input costs was cited as raw materials by 79% of respondents
  • 68% say their total energy needs are sourced within the country where their mill is located
  • 30% of respondents do no hedging of purchased energy

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Drivers of the Pulp and Paper Industry:
Forest products markets / Holzproduktmärkte:
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Energy 2009
Issue date: 
November 2009
Publisher Name: 
Paperitalo's 2nd Tuesday Surveys(TM)
Jim Thompson
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