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Valmet to rebuild pretreatment system for RE Energy’s biorefinery in Kalundborg, Denmark

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Valmet to rebuild pretreatment system for RE Energy’s biorefinery in Kalundborg, Denmark

October 01, 2021 - 08:30
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ESPOO, Finland, Sept. 30, 2021 (Press Release) -Valmet will rebuild the pretreatment system for RE Energy’s biorefinery in Kalundborg, Denmark. The order was included in Valmet’s orders received of the second quarter 2021 and the delivery is planned for the first half of 2022. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

“RE Energy acquired the old biorefinery with the clear intention to bring it back in operation. This includes replacing the pretreatment system to achieve stable operation. We have great expectations that we, through the corporation and with the Valmet team and their technology, will achieve this goal,” says Henrik Maimann, CEO RE Energy.

RE Energy’s biorefinery will, based on straw, produce 2G bioethanol and lignin, and in collaboration with a partner, utilize the hemicellulose to produce new innovative ingredients.

”We are very happy that RE Energy is investing in the Kalundborg plant and that they have chosen Valmet as the supplier. RE Energy has a very interesting project coming up and the future looks promising with their new and interesting products”, says Tomas Jonsson, Sales manager, Biomass Conversion Technology Unit, Valmet.

Details about Valmet’s delivery

Valmet will replace the old feeding system of the plant with a new biomass feeding system based on Valmet’s patented Force feed technology and a new steam explosion unit. The plant will be able to handle five tons absolutely dry wheat straw per hour (six tons/hour with 20% moisture in the straw).

About RE Energy

RE Energy is a fully owned subsidiary of REE Holding and was established in 2020 with the purpose of bringing the old Inbicon Kalundborg biorefinery back in operation and thereafter operate the facility.

VALMET

Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.

Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.

Valmet's net sales in 2020 were approximately EUR 3.7 billion. Our 14,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.