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Biorefinery project

Biorefinery project

KaiCell Fibers in brief

Investment

KaiCell Fibers’ biorefinery investment is about 900 million euros.

Production

The company's goal is to produce around half million tonnes of chemical pulp per year. Nearly a quarter of the production is used for further processing. KaiCell Fibers’ aim is to sell market pulp 323,000 tonnes for the paper, tissue and cardboard industry.

The company's own downstream product is ecological textile fiber Arbron™.

The estimated production volume of textile fiber is about 100,000 tonnes per year.

In addition to the main products, the company sells by-products to partners who develop bioproducts at the Paltamo mill site in the upcoming BioFutureFactory™.

Project schedule

The goal is that

  • 2019 Investment decision to be made
  • 2021 Factory to be in use

Kaicell Fibers Paltamo mill site

Bioproducts from local fiber

The vast amount of forest resources in Kainuu provide a wide range of opportunities for further processing of bioproducts. Bioproducts can be used to replace non-renewable natural resources in the world where the population is growing, the climate is warming and consumption limits are coming.

Sustainably grown wood should be further processed locally as long as possible. This is the basis of our biorefinery. Sustainable use and good management of forests will also ensure the annual growth of forests in Kainuu in the future.

Our biorefinery manufactures pulp and, on its basis, other highly refined products such as Arbron™ for textile raw material. We also seek new partners to develop more innovations.

The share of new bioproducts in our biorefinery production will increase significantly. The highly refined products marketed by various industries in the international market also provide a solid foundation for investment.