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Neenah Receives Pulp And Paper Energy Efficiency Award

Friday, June 06, 2008

Press release from the issuing company

ALPHARETTA, GA. (June 5, 2008) - Neenah Paper has added another achievement to its long list of environmental honors.  The mill is pleased to announce that it has received the 2008 Pulp and Paper Energy Efficiency Award for outstanding achievement in implementing an energy efficient project.  The award was presented to Neenah Paper on May 29 by Governor of Wisconsin Jim Doyle for the paper mill's innovative upgrade to its Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP), which is located in Neenah, Wis.

            "We are thrilled to be recognized with this award from the state of Wisconsin," said Jim Piedmonte, Senior Vice President, Operations.  "Neenah Paper will continue to identify energy savings opportunities to improve the environment as well as the community."

            The award honored Neenah's efforts to enhance efficiency of its 30-year-old wastewater aeration system, which oxygenates activated sludge to consume wastes in the water stream.  The upgrades prevent the release of 1,260 tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere annually.

            According to Gregg Aiken, mill manager, "Our electricity consumption dropped 33 percent.  This helps decrease the need for fossil fuels, reduces local air emissions and makes more energy available for the community."

            The award caps off several other achievements by Neenah over the last year.  These include the purchase over 48 million kWh of Green-e certified renewable energy from the Wisconsin Energy Corporation subsidiary We Energies Energy for Tomorrow program, distinguished leadership status in the EPA Green Power Partnership, membership in the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), the announcement of six flagship paper brands as manufactured Carbon Neutral, and the expansion of its Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified portfolio.

            Governor Doyle established the Pulp and Paper Energy Efficiency award in 2006 to acknowledge the environmental contributions of the nation's largest pulp and paper industry, which is based in Wisconsin.


            For further information, call 1-800-994-5993 or e-mail samples@neenahpaper.com or contact your local authorized Neenah Paper merchant.





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