Cellunolix® production plants are planned in Pietarsaari and Kajaani

North European BioTech Oy (NEB), a sister company of NEOT, is developing advanced ethanol production plants in Pietarsaari and Kajaani. When built, the plants will be leased for NEOT. The planned production capacity for both plants is 50 million liters of advanced ethanol per year. As feedstock, the plants will use softwood based sawdust, recycled wood and other possible wastes and residues from forestry. Lignin, wood vinasse, wood turpentine, furfural, carbon dioxide and biogas will be produced as by-products.

For the projects to proceed, they are subject to an environmental impact assessment procedure (EIAP) and an approved environmental permit. In Kajaani EIAP was finished at the end of the year 2016. EIAP in Pietarsaari will be completed during year 2017. The projects will be under investment decision considerations during 2018. The plant could begin production of advanced renewable ethanol for transport purposes during 2020. Currently we are sourcing the feedstocks supply for both plant locations as well as utilization of by products and logistics.

Contact information regarding the projects:
Timo Huhtisaari, +358 10 76 80958, timo.huhtisaari@neot.fi

Contact information regarding the feedstock sourcing or by-products:
Ilona Liukkonen, +358 10 76 80850, ilona.liukkonen@neot.fi

RED95 projects

The RED95 Ethanol-Diesel bus project has been completed. This three-year joint project of NEOT, ST1, VTT, Scania, HSL, and Helsingin Bussiliikenne Oy concentrated on replacing diesel fuel domestically produced renewable fuels and assessed its environmental impacts and energy consumption. The aim was to demonstrate that ethanol can be utilized as bus traffic fuel, thereby significantly reducing local emissions and greenhouse gases. Since November 2013, two ethanol-powered buses have been running on the HSL route 41 and these will still continue to operate on this route in the future.  

NEOT will begin to use ED95-truck in its own liquid fuels logistic during spring 2017. This marks a significant milestone after ADR approval was obtained for the first time for an ethanol truck. This truck will operate delivering fuels in capital region.