Metso-supplied world's first commercial LignoBoost plant successfully starts up
at Domtar in the USA
HELSINKI, FINLAND -- (Marketwired) -- 04/30/13 --
Metso Corporation's press release on April 30, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.
Domtar has successfully started up a commercial-scale LignoBoost(TM)
lignin separation plant at its Plymouth, North Carolina mill, in the
USA. This is the
first commercial installation of a LignoBoost plant
in the world and the technology is supplied by Metso.
The LignoBoost plant is integrated with the pulp mill and separates
lignin from the pulping liquor. This provides the
Plymouth NC mill with numerous
benefits. Lignin is a high-quality
bio-based alternative to fossil fuel based
materials. Separation of a
portion of the mill's total lignin production also
recovery boiler, and allows an increase in pulp production capacity.
Domtar's production of BioChoice(TM) lignin began in February with a
rate of 75 tons a day. A wide range of applications and
markets for BioChoice
lignin are being developed including fuels,
resins, and thermoplastics. Having
lignin available in large
quantities and high quality from the Domtar plant will
the future lignin market for the industry.
"The technology has been developed by Innventia in Sweden, in
Chalmers University of Technology. Metso purchased it
and is furthering the development. We continue to work together to
refine the technology to develop
new lignin applications in
partnership for current and future customers. LignoBoost has
generated a great deal of interest in the pulp & paper
globally and this is a major breakthrough for all parties
involved in this first-of-a-kind project," says Gene Christiansen,
Senior Manager, Business Development Innovations at Metso's Power
business line for North America.
Note: BioChoice is a trademark of Domtar. LignoBoost is a trademark
Metso's pulp, paper and power professionals specialize in processes,
equipment, services, paper machine clothing and filter
fabrics. Our offering and experience cover the entire process life
cycle including new production lines,
rebuilds and services.
Metso is a global supplier of technology and services to customers in
the process industries, including mining, construction, pulp and
paper, power, and
oil and gas. Our 30,000 professionals based in over
50 countries contribute to
sustainability and deliver profitability
to customers worldwide. Metso's shares
are listed on the NASDAQ OMX
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For further information, please contact:
Business Development Manager, North America, Power business
tel. +1 704 414 3413
Anders L Larsson
Marketing and Sales Manager, LignoBoost, Power business line
tel. +46 70 588 44 77
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