International technology group Andritz has received an order from Toyo Engineering Corporation, Japan, to deliver a PowerFluid circulating fluidized bed boiler with a flue gas cleaning system. The boiler will be part of a new biomass power plant to be built in Niigata East Port in Niigata Prefecture, Honshu Island, some 300 km north of Tokyo, Japan. Commercial operations are scheduled to begin in 2024.
Stora Enso’s pilot facility for producing bio-based carbon materials from lignin has started operations. This follows the company’s EUR 10 million investment announced in 2019. Pilot production of Lignode® by Stora Enso, wood-based carbon for batteries, is currently being ramped up. Applications include electric vehicles and consumer electronics as well as large-scale energy storage systems.
Valmet will deliver a complete turnkey BioPower 5 power plant to produce green electricity and heat for the city of Salzburg, Austria. The order was placed by Salzburg AG, a leading Austrian energy and technology company. The order is included in Valmet’s orders received of the third quarter 2021. The value of the order is not disclosed. The plant will be commissioned and started up in August 2023.
A biogas plant that turns process water into liquefied biogas (LBG), a collaboration between renewable materials company Stora Enso and energy company Gasum, was inaugurated at Stora Enso’s Nymölla Mill in Sweden in a virtual event.