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DOE Conducts Energy Assessments at Two Wisconsin Industries
DOE launched Energy Saving Assessments on March 6th at a paper mill and a printer in Wisconsin. Through its free energy assessments, DOE is working with major manufacturing facilities to identify energy- and money-saving opportunities, primarily by focusing on steam and process heating systems. DOE's Energy Saving Teams have completed visits to 29 large federal facilities and are in the process of visiting 200 U.S. manufacturing facilities as part of the national "Easy Ways to Save Energy" campaign launched in October 2005. The first nine Energy Saving Assessments have identified a total of $28 million per year in potential energy cost savings that could reduce natural gas consumption by more than three trillion Btu per year.
A DOE Energy Saving Team visited the SCA Tissue North America facility in Menasha, Wisconsin, a de-inking and recycling tissue mill that processes about 400,000 tons of wastepaper each year, producing roughly 240,000 tons of paper in the form of large "parent rolls" of tissue, which are converted into napkin, towel, and bath tissues at other locations. A DOE team also visited the Quad/Graphics facility in Sussex, Wisconsin, which measures more than 1.5 million square feet and produces a number of popular magazines. See the DOE press releases on the visits to SCA Tissue and Quad/Graphics.