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EPA honors Kimberly-Clark for biomass use

Health and hygiene giant Kimberly-Clark Corp. made the U.S. EPA's list of the top 50 largest green power users for its use of wood waste in a cogeneration boiler to produce electricity. The EPA estimated the company offsets the carbon dioxide emissions of 29,000 cars in producing more than 220 million kilowatt-hours of biomass-derived power, or approximately 7 percent of the company's annual electrical use. Kimberly-Clark was ninth on the list among participating Fortune 500 companies.