ESPOO, Finland, Jan. 15, 2019 (Press Release) -VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd has developed a new technique based on gasification, which offers a sustainable way to turn forest industry byproducts, such as bark, sawdust and forestry waste, into transport fuels and chemicals. The new technique reduces carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 90% compared to fossil fuels.Read more
ESPOO, Finland, Jan. 14, 2019 (Press Release) -Valmet will supply an automation system update and expansion for Gasum's project at the Metsä Tissue Mänttä mill in Finland. As part of the project, the mill will replace liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) with Gasum's low-emission liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the burners of the drying processes on its tissue machines.
The order is included in Valmet's fourth quarter 2018 orders received. The system renewal will be delivered in June 2019.Read more
LAAKIRCHEN, Austria, Dec. 20, 2018 (Press Release) -In recent months, the reconstruction of the Danzermühl hydropower plant has made massive headway. The middle of the year witnessed the completion of the special civil engineering work and the related excavation supports. Then, at the beginning of November, the intensive building work of the summer reached its climax with the lifting of the turbines into the powerhouse by two huge hydraulic cranes.Read more
GRAZ, Austria, Dec. 20, 2018 (Press Release) -International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from the Swedish energy company Vattenfall AB to deliver a new biomass boiler plant with an external biomass handling system for their “Carpe Futurum” project. The plant will be located on Vattenfall’s existing combined heat and power plant site in Uppsala, Sweden, some 70 km north of the capital Stockholm. The new plant will supply district heat to the Uppsala area and is also prepared for electricity production at a later stage.Read more
Borregaard and Eidsiva Vannkraft have entered into a new long-term supply contract for electric power for a total of 2.8 TWh to be supplied to the Sarpsborg site in the period 2020 to 2029.
The new contract replaces the existing contract between the parties for the period 2020 to 2024, with a gradual reduction of annual deliveries from about 420 GWh in 2020 to about 130 GWh in 2029.
HELSINKI, Dec. 18, 2018 (Press Release) -Ahlstrom-Munksjö will invest approximately EUR 15 million to install a new co-generation plant at its Turin site in Italy. The investment allows the combined and efficient generation of power and steam needed for the site processes. The project will begin in the first half of 2019, and is expected to be completed by the first half of 2020.Read more
ESPOO, Finland, Dec. 17, 2018 (Press Release) -Valmet will supply automation technology to Pori Energia Oy's Aittaluoto biomass power plant in Pori, Finland. The target of the company's Aittaluoto 2020 project is to replace the outdated low-efficiency power plant processes, decrease the use of fossil fuels in energy production, and meet the operational requirements of the industry in the area. The modernization will decrease the CO2 emissions of the Aittaluoto power plant by 88,000 tons annually. Valmet's automation will improve plant availability and emissions control.Read more