Biofuels and biomaterials
Valmet has developed a family of sustainable and cost-effective processes for conversion of renewable biomass into valuable biofuels and biomaterials. This creates opportunities for our customers to grow their business and increase profitability while reducing carbon footprint.
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.
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.