Rottneros, Preem and RenFuel to create lignin production plant for biofuels

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25 May 2018 − 

Rottneros, Preem and RenFuel to create lignin production plant for biofuels

Rottneros plans to build a lignin production plant at the Vallvik pulp mill in cooperation with Swedish fuel manufacturer Preem and Swedish bioenergy company Renfuel. The three companies announced that the planned plant, which is to be completed in 2021, will produce 25,000-30,000 tpy of lignin from pulp production, which will then be refined into biofuels. Through the joint subsidiary of Preem and RenFuel, Lignolproduktion AB, lignin production capacities of 300,000 to 500,000 tpy are to be built up in the longer term by establishing further plants such as the planned one in Vallvik.

Rottneros is committed to becoming an important player in Sweden's bio-economy and already sees a key role for the pulp industry in this segment. In addition to contributing to Sweden's declared goal of reducing fossil emissions by 70% between 2010 and 2030, the extraction of lignin also offers the possibility of increasing its own pulp production, explains Rottneros.

Find the entire article and any associated background information in EUWID Pulp and Paper no. 22.2018.

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