EUBCE Field trip 2023
2 – 6 October
A journey through state-of-the-art Finnish Bio-innovation
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FINTOIL TALL Oil Refinery Chemicals
Day #3 | 04 October 2023
UPM HVO Biorefinery
Metsä Group’s Bioproduct Mill
Day #4 | 05 October 2023
VALMET R&D Center
Day #5 | 06 October 2023
CHEMPOLIS Biorefinery technology
5 DAYS – 8 PLANTS
This year the Field Trip concentrated in Finland since there are so many interesting and state of the art facilities to visit in Finland.
Start and end point was Helsinki.
Research and Innovation
VTT is a visionary research, development and innovation partner for companies and society. We advance the utilisation and commercialisation of research and technology in commerce and society. Through scientific and technological means, we turn large global challenges into sustainable growth for businesses and society. We bring together people, business, science and technology to solve the biggest challenges of our time.
Valmet is a leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries.
With our automation systems and flow control solutions we serve an even wider base of process industries.
Neste’s refinery in Porvoo Finland is among the most efficient and versatile refineries in Europe and produces more than 100 end products to customers globally. Neste’s ambition is to make the Porvoo refinery the most sustainable refinery in Europe by 2030. Today, Porvoo refinery has a total production capacity of approximately 12 million tons annually. Besides processing some 10 million Tons of crude oil annually for oil products & for example marine fuels, the refinery has Been producing renewable products from 100% renewable raw materials in its NEXBTL™ units for more than 15 years.
Oil Refinery Chemicals
Fintoil refines Crude Tall Oil. Crude Tall Oil, CTO is a by-product of the kraft pulping process, which means the raw material perpetually renews in nature. The production process is based on fractional distillation, which means using vacuum and heat energy to distil the raw material into its component parts – fractions. Fintoil’s biorefinery’s maximum feed capacity is 200 000 tons of CTO per annum, making it the world’s third largest CTO refinery in the world.
UPM’s Lappeenranta Biorefinery is the first commercial-scale biorefinery to produce renewable wood-based diesel and naphtha. The biorefinery is right next door to the UPM Kaukas pulp and paper mill. Renewable UPM BioVerno is made from wood-based tall oil by a hydrotreatment process developed at the UPM Research Centre in Lappeenranta. The plant produces 130,000 tonnes/year of Advanced biofuels.
The mill in Äänekoski produces softwood and birch pulp as its main product, which is used as raw material for paperboard, tissue and printing papers and speciality products. The wood used is traceable.
The Äänekoski mill is called a bioproduct mill, because not only does it make many other bioproducts besides pulp, it also produces significantly more bio-based electrical energy than a traditional pulp mill, and uses no fossil fuels.
Chempolis’ technologies offer a highly sustainable and profitable solution for the current need for renewable, unpolluting and carbon neutral production of transportation fuels, biochemicals, packaging materials, textiles and pulp. Non-wood and non-food biomasses such as straw, bagasse, corn stover, grasses, empty fruit bunch and bamboo but also hardwood and softwood can be used as raw material.