Century Pulp & Paper makes every effort to reduce its carbon footprint and impact to the environment. This is achieved by constantly making improvements to its operations in key areas :

Power Consumption:

The plant consumes approximately 14.0 lacs units per day, of which an estimated 95% is generated internally. Of this, 45% of Century's power needs are met through the process of biomass waste in the form of black liquor, pith and sawdust.


  • Use of RGP hot water in bagasse pulp mill
  • Elimination of excess bagasse conveyor of a depither plant
  • Addition of a 2500 KVAR new capacitor in circuit to maintain plant power factor
  • Interlocking of deflaker motor with broke tower pump
  • Installation of DOCC mud filters to increase dryness of lime mud cake
  • Power saving through the replacement of existing gear boxes of chip screens, bifer screen and dewatering screw conveyor with helical gear boxes
  • Interlocking of supply pump and agitator of paper machine
  • Installation of heat exchanger in WPP pulp mill to recover heat from ash steam
  • RPM reduction by introduction of smaller size pulleys
  • Replacement of inefficient pumps
  • Replacement of soft water with foul condensate in oxygen bleaching in RGP
  • Reduction of film press pit agitator drive motor pulley diameter from 430 mm to 410 mm for power-saving
  • Commissioning of producer gas plant to save furnace oil in rotary lime kilns (50% replacement of oil with producer gas)
  • Commissioning of lime mud CD filter and rotary lime kiln for better fuel efficiency


  • Indian Paper Manufacturers Association's award for Energy Conservation for the year 2002-03 and 2003-04.
  • CII award for being one of the top Energy Efficient Units of India for the year 2003-04, 2006-07 and 2007-08.
  • Government of India's National Energy Conservation Award for the year 2003-04 & 2005-06.
  • Government of Uttarakhand's Energy Conservation Award for the year 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Century Pulp & Paper runs a number of forest and water conservation initiatives in line with its corporate philosophy. The application of these initiatives has received recognition within the industry for its social and environmental responsibility.


  • Bagasse and recycled waste paper used as a raw material eventually helps in conservation of forests
  • ECF pulping at the new fibreline (pulp mill) is chlorine-free
  • Installation of screw presses for effluent solids to be reused
  • Steam prehydrolysis process at fibreline acts as an energy saver, helping in water conservation and reduction in effluent load
  • Discharge of AoX (absorbing organic halides) is lower than industry counterparts
  • Reuse of machine back water in the pulp mill after clarification and filtration process
  • Reuse of RGP bleaching back water for washing of bagasse
  • Ph liquor is mixed with weak black liquor, concentrated in the evaporator, and finally fired in the recovery boiler to curb pollution and generation of steam.

Century Pulp & Paper follows local legislations closely as it is committed to the conservation of the environment and the protection of its stakeholders' interests. As a result, we adhere to major raw material laws set by the Agro-forestry sector.

Century Pulp & Paper uses a variety of  pulpable raw material species such as eucalyptus, poplar, vineer waste, bamboo, bagasse and recycled waste paper to manufacture its products. It has the largest production capacity in India at one location, manufacturing one of the most diverse portfolio of paper products.

As a technologically advanced company, Century Pulp & Paper generates its own plantation activities by preparing high-yielding eucalyptus clones on one of the best soils in India. This increases the size of the catchment areas and fulfils our own raw material requirements.

Century Pulp & Paper has its own chemical recoveryprocess where we treat black liquor into white. This is done as black liquor is harmful to the environment when left as an effluent. The company also adopts wood-free paper manufacturing, where a chemical pulping process is used to create our products. Made from pulpwood, chemical pulp is not considered wood as most of the lignin is removed and separated from the cellulose fibres during processing. This is unlike mechanical pulp where it retains most of its wood components. In addition, wood-free paper is not as prone to yellowing as papers made of mechanical pulp.

Due to its numerous capabilities, Century Pulp & Paper is known to house one of the most complex manufacturing setups under one roof