ESPOO, Finland, Dec. 10, 2018 (Press Release) -Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, and EcoEnergy SF have signed an agreement concerning the ownership of the biogas plant located in Metsä Group’s mill area in Äänekoski. The biogas plant will be transferred to Metsä Fibre’s ownership on 10 December 2018. Built by EcoEnergy SF, the biogas plant was started up in 2017 It produces biogas and biopellets from wood-based sludge generated by Metsä Fibre´s bioproduct mill in Äänekoski.Read more
ESPOO, Finland, Oct. 1, 2018 (Press Release) -Metsä Group’s innovation company Metsä Spring Ltd. and Japanese Itochu Corporation establish a joint venture, which invests approximately EUR 40 million in building and operating a test plant, with the aim to demonstrate a new technology for converting paper-grade pulp into textile fibres. Business Finland, a Finnish governmental funding agency, participates in the financing of the demo project with an R&D loan.Read more
ESPOO, Finland, May 16, 2018 (Press Release) -Metsä Group has established a new innovation company, Metsä Spring Ltd. The company will, together with partner organisations, invest in new endeavours with the target to identify and develop new business opportunities in sustainable forest-based bioeconomy and circular economy. Niklas von Weymarn has been appointed CEO of the company. He transfers to Metsä Spring from the position of VP, Research in Metsä Fibre, also part of Metsä Group.Read more
ESPOO, Finland, May 3, 2018 (Press Release) -Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, has launched a prefeasibility study on renewal of Kemi pulp mill.
In the prefeasibility study Metsä Fibre is investigating two options:Read more
ESPOO, Finland, Aug. 30, 2017 (Press Release) -Metsä Fibre plays an important role in three new development partnerships that have been successful in project evaluations and thus secured multiannual funding from the EU.
The concepts of relevance to Metsä Fibre in these partnerships include new technologies to produce lignin-based products and pulp-based textile fibres, as well as the utilisation of bark as a replacement for coal in the production of heat and electricity. The recently initiated long-term development projects aim to prove the commercial viability of these concepts.Read more
GRAZ, Austria, July 11, 2017 (Press Release) -ANDRITZ and Metsä Fibre have successfully collaborated on a program to maximize reduction of the use of fossil fuels, as well as improve the overall performance of the lime kiln at the Joutseno mill in Finland. The goal of the program, entitled “Gasification Plant 100% Utilization Rate”, was to maximize the availability of all equipment, including the wood processing plant, dryer, gasification plant, and lime kiln, as well as the lime kiln burner and its heat transfer system.Read more
PORCARI, Italy, Nov. 25, 2016 (Press Release) -Yesterday, at the premises of the ex Cavallerizza in Lucca, the names of the winning companies were announced in the first edition of the Suppliers Sustainability Award from Sofidel, world leading hygienic and household tissue manufacturer known in Italy for the Regina brand in particular.Read more