Benchmarking of environmental and energy performance, costs, and process,
efficiency indicators is becoming increasingly important in the competitive pulp and paper industry.
EKONO maintains several extensive computer databases to allow detailed and precise benchmarking:
- Environmental Performance Database, which encompasses effluent and air emission data
of more than 700 pulp and paper facilities in North America, South
America, Finland, Sweden, and other western European countries. The database is updated annually using public reports from government environmental agencies, corporate environmental and annual reports, and industry surveys. Performance graphs are published annually in our Multi-Client Study
"Environmental Performance, Regulations and Technologies in the Pulp and Paper
Industry" for 11 different pulp and paper mill categories. This benchmarking has been found to be an excellent tool and is used by several corporations to
benchmark their mills within the corporation and in comparison to the whole industry.
- Energy Use and CO2 Emission Database enables us to benchmark e.g. the
CO2 emissions, energy costs, biomass utilization, in-house power generation and other energy indicators.
The database encompasses the same areas as the environmental database.
- Grade Specific Benchmarking provides benchmarking of your
specific product. Interest in grade specific benchmarking has
increased recently. EKONO has undertaken grade specific benchmarking
for several paper producers. EKONO's Environmental and Energy
database provides an excellent source for grade specific
- Mill Database encompasses a listing of the pulp and paper mills, their products, production lines, production rates as well as specifications of main production equipment.
It also includes data on process performance and key operating parameters.
The database is kept up-to-date through published information and industry contacts.
This database is a widely used tool in our market studies, feasibility studies, troubleshooting projects, etc., serving both the pulp and paper companies and the equipment suppliers.
If you are interested in benchmarking your specific
grade or the entire mill performance for environmental or energy
parameters or other key indicators, please contact us at:
PO Box 2005 *
Bellevue, WA 98009
Telephone: (425) 455-5969