Essity announces hydrogen produced tissue at its German facility

Hygiene and health company Essity has produced tissue in a carbon dioxide (CO2) emission-free production process using hydrogen at its Mainz-Kostheim production facility in Germany.

The CO2-free tissue production pilot project, launched in 2021, encompassed efficiency programs and electrification through renewable energy, using hydrogen as a final building block to replace natural gas in the hood dryer of the papermaking process.

Donato Giorgio, President of Global Supply Chain at Essity, said, “This is a major milestone in our ambitious climate agenda and a big step towards a decarbonised society. We are creating a sustainable process that is setting a new benchmark for the industry.”

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