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Domtar, Stora Enso and Metso collaborate on future pulp mill biorefinery concept

Metso, Stora Enso and Domtar have established a project to develop a future pulp mill biorefinery based on new...


February 23, 2010
By Pulp & Paper Canada

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Metso, Stora Enso and Domtar have established a project to develop a future pulp mill biorefinery based on new pulping technology. The target is to develop a new concept with better energy efficiency and cost effectiveness of the process, lower initial capital investment costs, and reduced fibre usage while maintaining or even improving fibre properties from a paper and board quality point of view. The project will take several years.
The three companies see promising opportunities for a breakthrough in sustainable chemical pulping technology, compared to current practices.
The new pulp biorefinery concept will further strengthen Metso’s position as a supplier of sustainable technology to pulp and paper industry.
The project is in line with strategic targets set by Finnish, Swedish and North American forest clusters for their research and development work: to renew the industry, to efficiently utilize raw materials, to protect the environment, and to improve cost efficiency.
Domtar Corporation is the largest integrated manufacturer and marketer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America and the second largest in the world.
Metso is a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling and the pulp and paper industries.
Stora Enso Oyj is a manufacturer of pulp, paper, board, bio-energy and other wood-based materials, chemicals and products.