Andritz to supply bio-methanol plant for Sodra’s Monsteras pulp mill in Sweden
22 May 2018
International technology Group Andritz has received an order from Södra to supply a bio-methanol cleaning and purification plant for Södra’s pulp mill in Mönsterås, Sweden. Start-up of the plant is scheduled for the 3Q 2019, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network.
The bio-methanol treatment plant supplied by Andritz is designed to produce 5,000 tons of bio-methanol per year. The plant is a key part of a new process producing sustainable bio-methanol from renewable raw material.
The current target of the European Union is to have 10% of the transport fuel of every EU country coming from renewable sources, such as biofuels, by 2020. The new EU Renewable Energy Directive 2 currently in preparation will significantly increase the share of advanced biofuels by 2030.
“If Sweden is to achieve the fossil-free climate targets, there must be viable alternatives to the fossil-fuel products that are currently available. The investment in the new bio-methanol cleaning and purification plant contributes towards reaching this target. It is also a major part of Södra’s own strategy to be totally fossil-free by 2030,” said Henrik Brodin, Business Development Manager Energy of Södra.
Andritz Pulp & Paper is a leading global supplier of complete plants, systems, equipment, and comprehensive services for the production and processing of all types of pulp, paper, board, and tissue.