Stora Enso to establish pulp mill biorefinery project with Metso and Domtar
Feb 19 2010 Stora Enso has signed a research and development cooperation agreement with Metso and Domtar to establish a consortium to develop a pulp mill biorefinery.
The project aims to develop a pulp production process with enhanced sustainability and cost efficiency, as well as lower investment costs. The project will take several years.
Metso, Stora Enso and Domtar see promising opportunities for a breakthrough in sustainable chemical pulping technology, compared to current practices.
“We see promising opportunities for a breakthrough in sustainable chemical pulping technology. The new major innovations will give stronger fiber and improve the pulping yield. The innovations will also enable malodorous gases to be eliminated and increase the energy efficiency of the pulp production process,” says Jukka Kilpeläinen, Senior Vice President, Group R&D, Stora Enso.