Metsä Fibre acquires a biogas plant in Äänekoski, Finland
December 10, 2018
FINLAND (News release) -- Metsä Fibre and EcoEnergy SF have signed an agreement concerning the ownership of the biogas plant located in Metsä Group's mill area in Äänekoski, Finland. Built by EcoEnergy SF, the biogas plant was started up in 2017. It produces biogas and biopellets from wood-based sludge generated by Metsä Fibre´s bioproduct mill in Äänekoski.
"We are systematically expanding and strengthening our industrial ecosystem in Äänekoski. It is important that we own some of the operations, while others are based on partnerships. Through this acquisition, we will be able to make even more efficient use of the biogas plant as part of the bioproduct mill process. The wastewater sludge from the bioproduct mill will be converted into added-value products in the biogas plant," says Ismo Nousiainen, CEO of Metsä Fibre.
In addition to treating the sludge from the bioproduct mill, the biogas plant processes sludge from Äänekosken Energia's wastewater treatment plant and other biodegradable sludge generated in Metsä Group's mill area.