According to Chempolis’ President and Chief Executive Officer, Esa Rousu, the demonstration plant produces sample materials and production batches for further processing and refining. In addition, it is used as a test plant for new materials and the final testing of new biorefined products.
“The demonstration plant represents the third-generation because it can utilise – unlike refineries based on earlier technologies – the entire vegetable matter and produce a number of biomass-based products and chemicals,” says Rousu.
Chempolis develops environmentally friendly biorefining technologies and production solutions, which utilise non-wood and non-food raw materials, such as straw, reeds, corn stem and bagasse.
The biorefinery is expected to reach full production during the spring.