Biofuels and biomaterials
Valmet has developed technologies to convert various renewable raw materials into valuable products. Our newest solutions include gasification and integrated pyrolysis, among others. New technologies enable you to produce biofuels and biomaterials such as bio-oil, bioethanol, biochemicals and biocoal. For each of them, we supply state-of-the-art solutions and process knowledge to ensure successful results.
Climate-friendly Bioethanol from agricultural waste at Clariant in Germany
The Swiss speciality chemicals company Clariant, inaugurated Germany's largest second-generation bioethanol plant in July 2012. The cellulosic ethanol produced by Clariant reduces CO2 emissions by 95% compared to fossil fuels, and it does not interfere with food or feed production. The raw material is agricultural residue such as wheat straw or corn stover.
LignoBoost plant at Domtar's Plymouth mill in North Carolina
Domtar's LignoBoost plant at Plymouth, North Carolina, USA is integrated with the pulp mill and separates and collects lignin from the pulping liquor. This provides the Plymouth NC mill with numerous benefits. Lignin is a high-quality bio-based alternative to fossil fuel based materials. Separation of a portion of the mill's total lignin production also off-loads the recovery boiler, and allows an increase in pulp production capacity.
The highest level of automation through integration of visions and solutions
Valmet Automation delivered the control system for the fourth production line at the Neste Porvoo refinery. This automation project was so far the most extensive at the Porvoo site, and included a great deal of development related to quality and safety.
The largest bio power plant in the US runs with Valmet's automation solutions
Gainesville Renewable Energy Center, the largest bio power plant in the US, produces 788,400 MWh of energy annually for local residents. Biomass power is carbon neutral and represents clean energy. Valmet’s process automation solutions contribute to the sustainable business.
Long term service agreement ensures smooth running of the world’s largest renewable diesel plant in Singapore
In 2010 Valmet delivered a comprehensive automation and safety solution to Neste Oil’s renewable diesel refinery in Singapore, the world’s largest renewable diesel refinery. Since the start-up, a Valmet service agreement has provided local and remote support to ensure reliable plant operation.
Fortum’s bio-oil plant commissioned in Joensuu
The first industrial-scale bio-oil production plant was commissioned in Joensuu, Finland. The plant will annually produce 50,000 tons of bio-oil from wood-based fuels. Valmet supplied the plant as a turnkey delivery.