Second Generation Biofuels and Biomaterials
Biomass is abundant raw-material for renewable fuels and products thereby offering new business opportunities to the forest products industry. Valmet has developed a family of sustainable and cost-effective processes to support these new value chains. Valmet can help customers to grow their revenues and profits while also reducing their carbon footprint, without interfering with food or feed production chains
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.