Advertisement

Picture Berlin Partner HealthCapital BIO-Europe 2017 Germany November 600x60px
Document › Details

Metsä Group. (8/16/17). "Press Release: Metsä Group Started Up Its Bioproduct Mill".

Region Region Finland
Organisation Organisation Metsä Group (Group)
Product Product  industrial biotechnology
     


Metsä Group’s next-generation bioproduct mill in Äänekoski came into operation as planned on Tuesday, 15 August 2017 at 6:00 in the morning. Pulp deliveries from the new mill to customers will begin in early September 2017. The construction project was carried out as planned, in accordance with its schedule and its EUR 1.2 billion budget.

Before the bioproduct mill started up, the old pulp mill in Äänekoski was shut down and its dismantling is currently in progress.

The bioproduct mill will achieve its nominal capacity approximately a year after start-up. The mill will produce 1.3 million tonnes of pulp per year, along with other bioproducts such as tall oil and turpentine. New bioproducts that already complement the product concept include product gas from bark, sulphuric acid from the mill’s odorous gases, and biogas and biofuel pellets from sludge.

With this new bioproduct mill Äänekoski’s industrial ecosystem is developing and growing, and the mill will be a platform for production of new bioproducts. Several processes and product paths are being actively studied. The most important new bioproduct development projects are lignin products, textile fibres, and biocomposites.


For further information, please contact:

Juha Laine, Senior Vice President, Communications, Metsä Group, tel. +358 10 465 4541
Anna-Liisa Pennanen, Communications Manager, Metsä Fibre, tel. +358 50 574 8071


www.metsagroup.com

Metsä Group is a forerunner in sustainable bioeconomy utilising renewable wood from sustainably managed northern forests. Metsä Group focuses on wood supply and forest services, wood products, pulp, fresh fibre paperboards and tissue and cooking papers.

Metsä Group’s sales totalled EUR 4.7 billion in 2016, and it employs approximately 9,300 people. The Group operates in some 30 countries. Metsäliitto Cooperative is the parent company of Metsä Group and is owned by approximately 104,000 Finnish forest owners.

   
Record changed: 2017-08-24

Advertisement

Picture EBD Group Bio-Europe 2017 BEU Berlin Germany November 600x60px

To subscribe to our free, monthly newsletter for the European life sciences, please send an e-mail to info@iito.de and simply fill the subject line with the word »LSE newsletter«

To get even more information, please take a look at our [gs] professional services offering and read the gene-sensor Product Flyer [PDF file]

Advertisement

Picture Berlin Partner HealthCapital BIO-Europe 2017 Germany November 600x60px




» top

Advertisements

Picture Berlin Partner HealthCapital BIO-Europe 2017 Germany November 120x240px Picture Eurasanté BioFIT 2017 Strasbourg France November 120x80px 3 Picture EBD Group Bio-Europe 2017 BEU Berlin Germany November 120x80px Picture BIO Deutschland EBDC 2017 Heidelberg 120x240px Picture EBD Group BioPharm America 2017 BPA Boston MA Save USD100 120x180px Picture Berlin Partner HealthCapital BIO-Europe 2017 Germany November 120x240px Picture [LSE] Life-Sciences-Europe.com – The Business Web Portal 120x600px Banner Fairtec GmbH Solutions for Smarter Business Events Exhibitions 120x120px Picture [iito] Twitter iitoLifeScience Life Sciences Mass Spec 120x120px Picture Eurasanté BioFIT 2017 Strasbourg France November 120x80px 40 Picture EBD Group BioPharm America 2017 BPA Boston MA Save USD100 120x180px Picture BIO Deutschland EBDC 2017 Heidelberg 120x240px Picture EBD Group Bio-Europe 2017 BEU Berlin Germany November 120x80px