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Valmet delivers LignoBoost XS plant for Mercer Rosenthal in Thuringia, Germany

Valmet will deliver a LignoBoost plant for Mercer Rosenthal Lignin Center in Thuringia, Germany. The plant will extract kraft lignin from pulp mill black liquor. The extracted lignin will be used for developing various bio-based materials, which can replace fossil raw materials. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

Valmet's delivery includes a demonstration-scale lignin extraction plant, LignoBoost XS™ with a capacity of around 350 tonnes/year. The LignoBoost XS™ is a module-based installation enabling streamlined engineering and faster delivery.

The Mercer LignoBoost XS™ plant is adapted both for hardwood and softwood kraft lignin extraction. The plant is fully automated and is designed for safe and easy operation.

The Mercer Rosenthal mill produces about 360,000 tonnes of elemental and total chlorine-free NBSK pulp per year along with 410,000 MWh of green electricity and the capacity to produce 6,000 tonnes of crude tall oil per year.

Valmet is a leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries.


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