Valmet's Fiber Technology Center starts up new pilot facility in Sundsvall, Sweden
October 20, 2021
Valmet's new Pretreatment BioTrac pilot facility was started up at Valmet's Fiber Technology Center in Sundsvall, Sweden.
The purpose of the pilot facility investment is to strengthen Valmet's research and development capabilities within the field of biomass pretreatment and to respond to new market demands for bioenergy, biofuels, and biochemicals. The pilot facility offers piloting and laboratory services for Valmet's customers and provides the opportunity to test different feedstocks and develop, verify, and optimize the pretreatment process for specific purposes.
The pilot facility's pretreatment system is flexible and can process many different raw materials. It is designed to enable several different process configurations, such as acid impregnation, and several different reactor configurations including vertical and horizontal reactor system. The process control is safeguarded by Valmet DNA system.