International Paper is a leader in the use of renewable energy. We generate nearly 75% of the energy used in our mills from the efficient use of carbon neutral biomass residuals through combined heat-and-power energy systems. This highly efficient process minimizes the use of fossil fuels. The sustainable use of residuals in the forest products manufacturing process to produce energy provides enormous greenhouse gas benefits. In fact, the forest products industry as a whole avoided the emission of approximately 181 million metric tons annually of CO2 equivalent, which is the same as emissions of about 35 million cars.

Read International Paper’s biomass carbon neutrality handout here. Learn more International Paper’s Vision 2030 goals here.