Meliora Bio AsP of Denmark has now successfully restarted the former Inbicon plant in Kalundborg that had been idle since 2014. The completely modernized facility is now making advanced, second-generation bioethanol, innovative food ingredients and lignin products.
ORLEN Południe S.A., Poland’s leading biofuels and biocomponents manufacturer, is investing in the production of second-generation bioethanol in Poland. Valmet is delivering a comprehensive biomass pretreatment, energy and automation solution for the project
With increased demands for efficiency, sustainability and a skilled workforce, how will the industrial processes be operated going forward? We explore the trends and industry 4.0 evolution that will shape the future of process control for the years to come.
A cooperation has been initiated between Valmet, Hera Group and Ayrion for the Life Steam project, which is an EU-financed project within the Life programme. This is a joint effort and Valmet will in the beginning of 2023 deliver a pretreatment BioTrac demonstration plant, with a capacity of 23 tons a day of dry material to the Hera plant near Bologna, Italy.
Oulun Energia intends to achieve carbon neutrality in its energy production by 2035, simultaneously boosting the circular economy. Its new Laanila biopower plant in Oulu, Finland, features maximum fuel flexibility and high utilization of various side streams.
Pulping and biorefinery companies can benefit from utilizing Valmet’s piloting capabilities, ranging from comprehensive laboratory-scale to industrial-scale trials, to test new raw materials or pulping and biomass pretreatment processes, for example.
Pretreatment is one of the most critical and challenging areas in the cellulosic ethanol production process. Valmet's BioTrac system, part of the front end in a biorefinery and used for prehydrolysis, contributes to both the quality and quantity of the ethanol produced.
Steam exploded black pellets are a renewable biomass fuel that is safer and more cost-effective than conventional “white” biomass pellets, yet deliver more energy. The Valmet black pellet plant is a complete production facility with an integrated CHP plant, from biomass infeed to black pellet outfeed. Valmet also offers revamps of existing white pellet plants.