Äänekoski bioproduct mill
Metsä Group built the world’s first next-generation bioproduct mill in Äänekoski, Finland, in the area of the existing pulp mill. With a value of EUR 1.2 billion, it is the largest investment of the forest industry in Finland. The bioproduct mill came into operation on August 2017.
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.
Pulp and new bioproducts
The new Äänekoski mill is called a bioproduct mill since it will increase the product portfolio
with new bioproducts, generate excess bioenergy, and use no fossil fuels. The mill will utilise 100 per cent of its wood raw material as well as production side streams.
The manufacture of new bioproducts in conjunction with pulp production was a key starting point in designing and building the mill. In addition to high-quality pulp, it will produce a broad range of bioproducts, such as tall oil, turpentine, lignin products, bioelectricity and wood fuel. Other potential bioproducts include textile fibres and lignin products.We are studying several processes and product paths,
Read more about the bioproduct mill on bioproductmill.com
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