What are bioproducts?

Metsä Fibre’s range of bioproducts covers a much wider range of products than just chemicals.

The bioproducts we produce and sell include bioenergy like district heating, biogas and bioelectricity, as well as novel products such as pulp-based textiles and biocomposites. Our bioproducts selection does also include chemicals such as lignin and sulphuric acid, as well as ash and lime.

We produce many of our bioproducts from the side-streams of our pulp production and we continuously research new ways to expand and develop our bioproduct portfolio to improve our efficiency, profitability and sustainability.

In addition to the pulp and biochemicals we produce and deliver, we are continuously developing and expanding our portfolio of bioproducts, which we create from the side-streams of the pulp production process. Products such as biogas, biocomposites and fibre-based fabrics are already being developed together with our partner companies.

At Metsä Fibre, we are committed to utilising our wood raw materials as efficiently and diversely as possible. For instance, our mills produce enough bioenergy to meet their own process needs still leaving enough surplus to allow us to sell it to the national grid. The side-streams of the pulp production process open up a wide variety of opportunities for the extraction, refining and development of new and exciting bioproducts.

Our bioproduct mill in Äänekoski, Finland, is a world leader in the production of innovative bioproducts, raw material efficiency, and energy efficiency. An entire ecosystem of companies, which utilise our process side-streams to develop commercially viable bioproducts, is growing around the new mill site.