4.0 Kerinci Mill


Our pulp and paper mill, located at Pangkalan Kerinci in Riau Province Indonesia, is capable of producing up to 2.8 million tonnes of pulp and 850,000 tonnes of paper per year.

The integrated pulp and paper mills are equipped with the best available technology and benchmarked against the world’s best. All emissions and effluent produced are monitored regularly and measured against external standards.

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4.2 Materials Used

Our overall materials consumption is affected by factors such as operating efficiency and use of recycled materials.

As indicated in table below, we are now using more fossil fuel as a result of increasing Acacia plantation wood processing. Compared to mixed hardwood, Acacia plantation wood generates less black liquor and bark, elements to produce biofuel, and the gap is filled with fossil fuel – in this case, natural gas.

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4.4 Water

Our water source is the Kampar River that has an annual average flow of 219 cubic meters/second (1992 to 1996).

The river is used for transportation and fisheries as well as supplying water to local communities.

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4.5 Emission


Key point sources of air emissions at our mill are recovery boilers, power boilers, fiber lines, bleaching plant and lime kilns.

Recovery and power boilers are used to generate steam. Recovery boiler, power boilers and lime kiln stacks are fitted with emissions abatement equipment in the form of electrostatic precipitators to reduce the particulate loading of air emissions.

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4.6 Waste Management

APRIL Group is committed to reducing, reusing and recycling. We operate a 14 hectares of landfill site within our mill complex that incorporate modern leachate systems and managed according to best practice.

In 2014, APRIL Group was awarded a blue rating by the Indonesia’s Program for Pollution Control, Evaluation and Rating (PROPER) from the Ministry of Environment. A blue rating indicates that the mill environmental performance is in full compliance with Indonesian regulations.

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