Metsä Group announced start up of its new biocomposite demonstration plant at Metsä Fibre’s Rauma pulp mill in autumn 2017.
According to the announcement, the biogas and biocomposite plants are owned by Metsä Fibre’s partners, and they complement the industrial ecosystems at Äänekoski bioproduct mill entity (started up in mid-August 2017) and Rauma pulp mill.
Metsä Fibre is a world-leading producer of softwood pulp for high-quality paper, board and tissue producers in Europe and Far East. Its product brand is Botnia, which covers high- quality pulps as well as technical support and logistics service concept. Metsä Fibre’s sales in 2015 totaled approximately EUR 1.4 billion. The company employs around 850 people. Metsä Fibre is part of Metsä Group.
Earlier Metsä Fibre received EU funding for LigniOx, Biomotive and Biofficiency projects.
About Metsä Group:
The company is a forest industry group whose core business consists of tissue and cooking papers, paperboard, pulp, wood products, and wood supply and forest services. It has operations in almost 30 countries and production in 9 of them.