Metsä Group Collaborates with ANDRITZ to Pave the Way for Carbon Capture Integration in Bioproduct Mill

Metsä Group Collaborates with ANDRITZ to Pave the Way for Carbon Capture Integration in Bioproduct Mill

(IN BRIEF) Metsä Group and ANDRITZ are pioneering the integration of carbon capture technology within a bioproduct mill, marking a global first in sustainable forestry practices. This strategic collaboration aims to seamlessly incorporate carbon capture modules into the mill’s operations, leveraging waste heat side streams for optimal efficiency. Anticipated for completion in 2024, this groundbreaking initiative not only promises to mitigate carbon emissions but also opens up new avenues for resource utilization and business opportunities.

(PRESS RELEASE) GRAZ, 13-Jun-2024— /EuropaWire/ — Finnish forest industry titan, Metsä Group, has forged a strategic partnership with the global technology conglomerate, ANDRITZ, to delve into the realm of carbon capture integration within a bioproduct mill. This landmark collaboration heralds a pioneering endeavor, set to potentially revolutionize the industry on a global scale.

The focal point of this collaboration lies in exploring the seamless integration of carbon capture technology into the bioproduct mill’s operational framework. If successful, this endeavor would mark the world’s first instance of such integration, setting a precedent for future sustainability initiatives within the industry.

ANDRITZ, renowned for its technological prowess, will spearhead a process concept study aimed at intricately weaving carbon capture mechanisms into the bioproduct mill’s processes, prioritizing energy efficiency throughout the endeavor. A pivotal aspect of this study involves the development of a carbon capture module leveraging ANDRITZ’s proven amine process. With a targeted capacity of 600,000 tons per year, this module lays the foundation for a modular concept envisioned to ultimately capture approximately 4.2 million tons of CO2 annually from the mill’s flue gases.

Metsä Group’s bioproduct mills, specializing in wood pulp production, are poised to leverage this groundbreaking initiative to not only mitigate carbon emissions but also to unlock new avenues for resource utilization. By harnessing waste heat side streams to power the carbon capture process, the study aims to optimize the mill’s operational efficiency while minimizing its environmental footprint.

Anticipated for completion by 2024, this study underscores the collaborative commitment of Metsä Group and ANDRITZ towards pioneering sustainable solutions within the industry. Beyond its ecological ramifications, this initiative holds significant potential for Metsä Group to capitalize on the captured CO2, thereby fostering a burgeoning business ecosystem centered around renewable resources.

Sari Pajari-Sederholm, Metsä Group’s EVP of Strategy, envisions this initiative as a catalyst for unlocking new horizons within the Finnish chemical industry and bolstering the nation’s hydrogen economy. Meanwhile, Klaus Baernthaler, Sales and Business Development Carbon Capture Systems at ANDRITZ, heralds this study as a pioneering step towards realizing the transformative potential of bioproduct mills in meeting the burgeoning demand for renewable fuels.

In essence, this collaboration between Metsä Group and ANDRITZ exemplifies a concerted effort to navigate the industry towards a more sustainable future while simultaneously fostering innovation and economic growth.

International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems, services and digital solutions for a wide range of industries and end markets. Sustainability is an integral part of the company’s business strategy and corporate culture. With its extensive portfolio of sustainable products and solutions, ANDRITZ aims to make the greatest possible contribution to a sustainable future and help its customers achieve their sustainability goals. ANDRITZ is a global market leader in all four of its business areas – Pulp & Paper, Metals, Hydropower and Environment & Energy. Technological leadership and global presence are cornerstones of the group’s strategy, which is focused on long-term profitable growth. The publicly listed group has around 30,000 employees and over 280 locations in more than 80 countries.

ANDRITZ Environment & ENERGY
ANDRITZ Environment & Energy is committed to environmental responsibility and offers a broad range of technologies focusing on sustainable solutions for various industries. The extensive product portfolio includes technologies for the production of green hydrogen and renewable fuels, for carbon capture and emission reduction, mechanical and thermal solid/liquid separation, grinding, pelletizing, and for pumping fluids. Complemented by cutting-edge automation and digitalization as well as comprehensive services, they enable efficient and innovative solutions in processes such as water and wastewater management, recycling, waste/sludge-to-value, resource-saving battery-related mining, desalination, feed and food valorization, air emission reduction and P2X.

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