Metsä Group’s next-generation bioproduct mill in Äänekoski reached its nominal capacity in August 2018, according to plan. This makes Metsä Group the world’s largest producer of softwood market pulp. The bioproduct mill produced its millionth tonne of pulp on 8 August 2018.
In the video Mill Manager Ilkka Poikolainen tells about the bioproduct mill’s production, products and their applications, and the impact of bio-economy in a world, which must increasingly rely on responsible, renewable raw materials.
The bioproduct mill produces 1.3 billion tonnes of high-quality softwood and birch pulp annually, in addition to other bioproducts, such as tall oil, turpentine and bioenergy. New bioproducts that already complement the product concept include product gas from bark, sulphuric acid from the mill’s odorous gases and biogas from the sludge from its wastewater treatment plant, as well as biofuel pellets.