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Valmet to Build New Pilot Facility in Sundsvall for the Development of Biomass Conversion Technologies

Valmet Fiber Technology Center in Sundsvall Valmet has decided to invest in a new pilot facility at its Fiber Technology Center in Sundsvall, Sweden.

Sept. 17, 2019 - Valmet announced that it is building a new pilot facility at its Fiber Technology Center in Sundsvall, Sweden, to strengthen the company's research and development capabilities related to bioenergy, biofuels and biochemicals, while enabling pilot trials together with customers and partners.

“Successful research and development work requires cooperation with customers and partners. This investment will strengthen Valmet's continuing development within the biomass conversion field and our possibilities to contribute to the fossil fuel phase-out and decreased climate impact,” said Mats Arnberg, Director, Biomass Conversion, Pulp and Energy business line, Valmet.

The investment comprises new pilot equipment called BioTrac™, which uses Valmet DNA control system. The equipment can be modified for various processes and used with various raw materials. It could potentially be operated 24/7.

The new pilot facility will start up in October 2020.

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SOURCE: Valmet