CLC Energy & Resource Integration

CLC builds the “Resource Integration System” with the 3-in-1 recycling model of products (fiber), energy, and water. Furthermore, the resource recycling loop is established via the cross-value chain and cross-industry operation of systems to maximize the benefit of 3Rs (Recycling, Reusing, and Renewing) and allows us to actively achieve the goal of zero-waste.

CLC uses recovered paper as the major raw material for production and is the largest company in Taiwan that uses recycled paper for production. We are dedicated to minimizing the impact to the environment in different phases from product design, manufacturing, transportation to customer service, and is one of the first corporates which introduced the ISO 14000 environmental management system for this purpose.
In addition to reducing the use of materials and improving efficiency with the manufacturing improvement and resource integrated application, we also constantly invest high-efficient pollution prevention equipment in decreasing the emission of pollutants. In the meantime, CLC promotes related improvement projects, puts resource into the R&D of green products, and creates the sustainable corporate value through the active operation of essential systems, such as the environmental management, greenhouse gas management, and energy management systems.
We plan to invest NT$ 1.54 billion of environmental protection funds in major projects in 2020, including equipping the biogas desulfurization and generation system at the Tayuan Mill and the effluent desalination and purification system at the ChuPei Mill.


3-in-1 Recycling Mode

Product recycling

Keep the usage rate for recovered paper at least 90%.

Paper recycling is the most environmental-friendly green industrial chain. First, an industrial paper mill utilizes recovered paper to produce industrial paper which is manufactured into a carton by a box plant. After that, the carton is used for packaging and shipping purposes. It is then recycled via the recycling system and used by the paper making mill again. These are the process forming the cradle-to-cradle cycle.

Energy recycling

Increase alternative fuel ratio & waste to resources ratio independently to 15% and 85% by 2025.

Since the paper making industry is the energy-intensive business, CLC aims at pursuing the integrated application of energy and improving benefits of energy conservation with regard to the energy management strategy. Moreover, CLC also develops green energy and alternative fuel, constantly promotes the resource and energy recovery of remainder in manufacturing, and collaborates with different the companies in other industries. For example, CLC commissions qualified suppliers to clean the bottom ash and fly ash produced by the co-generation system and reuse them as the admixture of CLSM and cement material to facilitate realization of a zero waste circular economy.

Water recycling

Increase process water conservation rate at least 1% every year.

With the water resource management strategy, all CLC mills regularly perform regular assessment, review water consumption and water-saving effectiveness in order to draw up various improvement plans and implement process water conservation, water recycling and reuse, and promote excellent performance projects for cross-plant interaction and learning.


CLC 2019 Energy & Resource Integration Achievements and Goals

Item 2019 achievements 2025 Goals
Recovered Paper Recycled and reused 1.745 million tons of recovered paper, the recovered paper utilization rate reached 92.6%. Keep the usage rate for recovered paper at least 90%.
Alternative Fuel  CLC makes boilers more efficient by increasing the alternative fuel ratio to 9.22%. We also make use of the regional advantages and introduce wind and solar power generation systems. In 2019, 2,857 Renewable Energy Certificates were acquired. Alternative fuel ratio to 15%
Waste to Resources Ratio of waste to resources reaches 80.9%. ChuPei Mill disposes the increasing and unmanageable waste food paper containers with the high-efficient laminated paper disposal system. The approved disposal amount of waste food paper containers is increased by 3 times to 1,400 tons per month.  waste to resources ratio to 85%
GHG Emissions In 2019, through energy conservation projects, high-efficient energy-saving equipment, and optimal production processes, the Company had greenhouse gas emission of 1,425,817.967 tons CO2e in total, demonstrating a reduction of 13,109.809 tons (with a margin of 0.91%) compared to 2018. Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 3.5% within five years (from the base year of 2017)
Water Management Reduce industrial paper unit water consumption by 5% Increase process water conservation rate at least 1% every year.