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Former paper mill perfect for new biofuel plant

|24 August 2016|


The site of a former paper mill in Norway could be transformed into a groundbreaking bioethanol plant under new plans announced this week.

Smart Fuel, the Norwegian subsidiary of Finish bio energy pioneer St1 , has announced plans to construct a Cellunolix® ethanol plant in the industrial area of Follum in Hønefoss, making maximum use of the existing industrial infrastructure and equipment from the former paper-mill area.

The production capacity of the proposed plant is 50 million liters of advanced cellulosic bioethanol for transportation, using local forest industry residues as feedstock.

”St1 is seeking locations for new Cellunolix® plants in all of its operating countries, Finland, Sweden and Norway. I am glad that our project in Norway has progressed well. This project reflects the great opportunity we see in Norway to produce and market advanced biofuels with an excellent CO2 footprint and to replace fossil fuels in order to meet transportation energy needs in a sustainable manner,” says Mika Wiljanen, CEO of Smart Fuel AS.

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