Kemi bioproduct mill

  • 1,020

    thousand tonnes

    Softwood pulp

  • 300

    thousand tonnes

    Hardwood pulp

  • 180

    thousand tonnes

    Unbleached pulp

  • 250

    professionals

    Personnel

  • 250

    %

    Electricity self-sufficiency

The Kemi bioproduct mill is the most efficient wood processing mill in the northern hemisphere. This is the largest investment in the history of the Finnish forest industry, worth EUR 2.02 billion. The environmentally, energy and material-efficient mill operates completely without fossil fuels.

The Kemi bioproduct mill produces pulp as well as many other bioproducts, and produces clearly more bio-based electrical energy compared to a traditional pulp mill.

The bioproduct mill is among the world's top in terms of energy, material and environmental efficiency. Despite the clearly growing production, the new bioproduct mill is below the emission limits of the environmental permit of the old pulp mill in Kemi. The noise caused by the mill and the noise level in the mill area does not exceed the guideline values.

In the bioproduct mill, the key is an advanced closed chemical cycle, in which water and chemicals are recycled and returned to the process for reuse. The odorous gases are processed into sulphuric acid, which the mill needs, for example, in the manufacture of tall oil. Thanks to the sulphuric acid plant, sulphate emissions to waterways can be minimized.

The mill produces 2.0 TWh of renewable electricity annually. The electricity self-sufficiency rate is 250% and the surplus electricity is delivered to the national grid. 

The mill employs approximately 2,500 people throughout its direct value chain in Finland. The Kemi bioproduct mill increases the value of Finnish exports by half a billion euros annually, and the positive income effect for Finland is also half a billion euros annually.

We cooperate closely with local stakeholders, and annually support initiatives promoting the wellbeing of children and young people. Cooperation with educational institutions in the area is diverse and active. We offer, among other things, summer jobs, internships and apprenticeships, as well as participate in recruitment events at local higher education institutions.

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Driving instructions

Metsä Group’s bioproduct mill is located at the address Tehdastie 94, Kemi

Access by personal vehicle is via Tehdastie. When approaching the  mill area, you will see car park P2 to the right of Tehdastie. The car park has designated parking spaces for visitors. Access to the mill area requires a valid access permit. Get in touch with your contact person before your arrival. Park your car and navigate the mill area in accordance with the signs and the instructions provided by the people in charge of your visit.

Heavy traffic to the bioproduct mill arrive through Sahansaarenkatu. The area has signs for heavy traffic.

Kemi bioproduct mill´s bioproducts

  • Softwood and hardwood pulp

    Softwood and hardwood pulp

  • Crude Tall Oil

    Crude Tall Oil

  • Crude Sulphate Turpentine

    Crude Sulphate Turpentine

  • Bioenergy

    Bioenergy

  • Product gas

    Product gas

  • Sulphuric acid

    Sulphuric acid

  • Biopellets

    Biopellets