Sulzer and ANDRITZ Collaborate to Support Biomethanol Production in Finland

World largest plant to produce 12.000 tons of biomethanol from raw pulp mill waste.

  • October 19, 2023
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  • Sulzer and ANDRITZ Collaborate to Support Biomethanol Production in Finland
    Sulzer and ANDRITZ Collaborate to Support Biomethanol Production in Finland

Sulzer separation technology and flow equipment have been selected to enable biomethanol production at the new Veolia plant in Äänekoski, Finland. The separation technology will be integrated with ANDRITZ’s Kraftanol™ biomethanol purification concept. Sulzer Chemtech’s separation technology supports removal of large volumes of impurities from biomethanol feedstock to enable Grade AA biomethanol production. High-quality biomethanol can be used by a broad range of industries, including the most demanding applications in the pulp and paper, transportation and chemical sectors.

Veolia’s new biomethanol purification plant – the world’s largest of its kind – will produce 12’000 tons of biomethanol per year for use in downstream chemical manufacturing or biofuel. The operation will be integrated into a local pulp mill to support circular production practices while generating additional value streams for Veolia. Veolia is adopting ANDRITZ's cutting-edge technology, which was developed as part of the CircleToZero initiative. In this endeavor, ANDRITZ leverages Sulzer's ECR separation technology to transform pulp mill waste into high-quality, profitable biomethanol. Furthermore, Veolia utilizes a variety of process pumps from Sulzer to ensure the smooth and reliable operation of its plant.