Lagos — Valmet will rebuild the pretreatment system for RE Energy’s biorefinery in Kalundborg, Denmark. The order was included in Valmet’s orders received of the second quarter 2021 and the delivery is planned for the first half of 2022. The value of the order will not be disclosed.
“RE Energy acquired the old biorefinery with the clear intention to bring it back in operation. This includes replacing the pretreatment system to achieve stable operation. We have great expectations that we, through the corporation and with the Valmet team and their technology, will achieve this goal,” says Henrik Maimann, CEO RE Energy.
RE Energy’s biorefinery will, based on straw, produce 2G bioethanol and lignin, and in collaboration with a partner, utilize the hemicellulose to produce new innovative ingredients.
”We are very happy that RE Energy is investing in the Kalundborg plant and that they have chosen Valmet as the supplier. RE Energy has a very interesting project coming up and the future looks promising with their new and interesting products”, says Tomas Jonsson, Sales manager, Biomass Conversion Technology Unit, Valmet.
Valmet will replace the old feeding system of the plant with a new biomass feeding system based on Valmet’s patented Force feed technology and a new steam explosion unit. The plant will be able to handle five tons absolutely dry wheat straw per hour (six tons/hour with 20% moisture in the straw).
RE Energy is a fully owned subsidiary of REE Holding and was established in 2020 with the purpose of bringing the old Inbicon Kalundborg biorefinery back in operation and thereafter operate the facility.