Bob Fledderman, Manager, Emerging Issues, MeadWestvaco (MWV)

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MWV (MeadWestvaco)
Energy Efficiency
Virginia Governor’s Conference on Energy
Bob Fledderman
Manager, Emerging Issues
MWV
Business: Packaging (83%), Specialty Chemicals
(14%), Land Management (3%)
Global employees: 16,000
Global sales: $US 5.46 billion (2012)
About 50% from outside US
Corporate headquarters: Richmond, VA
Paperboard mills:
US - Covington, VA; Evadale, TX; Cottonton, AL
Brazil - Tres Barras, Santa Catarina
India - Vapi, Gujarat; Morai, Gujarat
Over 50 manufacturing facilities in 18 countries
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Corporate Energy Targets
• Reduce fossil fuel use by 25% by 2015
• Reduce CO2 emissions by 25% by 2015
from a 2010 baseline
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Biomass Boiler &
Turbine Generator
Covington, VA
•
Cost $285 million
•
Displaces over 200,000 tons of coal
with forest and mill residual biomass
(bark, limbs, tops)
•
Combined heat & power (CHP)
•
Capacity 75 MW (electric)
•
Capacity 650,000 lbs/hr (steam)
•
Reduces power purchases
•
Significant reductions in SO2, NOx and
PM10 & PM2.5 emissions.
•
Can use waste material (WWT sludge)
previously landfilled
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Relighting Project
Covington, VA
• Cost $5.5 million
• Saves 19,500 MWh/year
• $950,000 EPACT rebate
• Improved or replaced over 15,000
fixtures
• Donated recycled scape fixtures to a
local enterprise the employs
disabled
• Continuing to Low Moor, VA facility
(additional 1.1 MWh/year savings
• Considering continuing to
Covington, VA Specialty Chemical
Plant
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New Printing Press
Lannett, AL
• Cost $14 million
• Saves 2,000 MWh/year
• Reduces waste by 800
tons/year
• Significantly reduces set-up
times
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No/Low Capital Projects
• Air system management (fix leaks/low resistance lines)
• Steam trap management (more frequent checks/maintenance)
• Additional electric meters (make power costs a front line
responsibility)
• Operating procedures (optimize energy use – winter/summer)
• Advanced process controls (optimize energy use with
automation)
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Process Innovation
• Paperboard light weighting
Process change requires 6% less energy per square foot of paperboard
• Energy efficient pulping
Process is much more efficient regarding electric power than alternatives
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Product Innovation
• Light weight plastic spray triggers (10% less resin
(polypropylene)/replaces steel with plastic)
Versaplast All-Plastic Trigger Sprayer
• Replace plastic with paperboard (weighs 40% less)
ShellPak Renew (pharmaceutical package)
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Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)
• Zero up-front cash investment
• Immediate positive cash flow
• Long-term financing (up to 20 years)
• PACE assessment stays with the property
upon sale
• Low interest rates
• Preservation of borrowing capacity through
off-balance–sheet financing
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Thank You
Bob Fledderman
Manager, Emerging Issues
[email protected]
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