JOURNAL: Decarbonising the pulp and paper industry: A critical and systematic review of sociotechnical developments and policy options

Summary

Authors:

Dylan D.Furszyfer Del Rio
Benjamin K.Sovacool
Steve Griffiths
Morgan Bazilian
Jinsoo Kim
Aoife M.Foley
David Rooney

University of Sussex
Queen’s University Belfast
Aarhus University
Boston University
Khalifa University of Science and Technology
Colorado School of Mines
Hanyang University
Trinity College Dublin

Decarbonising the pulp and paper industry: A critical and systematic review of sociotechnical developments and policy options

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews

October 2022

  • This review identifies carbon-intensive processes in the pulp and paper industry.
  • Presents decarbonising practices, potential transformations and innovations.
  • Presents promising avenues for future research.
  • No agreed consensus on the most promising technologies to achieve net-zero in the pulp and paper industry.
  • Pulp and paper products are associated with other sociotechnical systems that create compelling interdependencies among industries.