Denmark: Plant Engineering RE Energy Selects Valmet to Rebuild Pretreatment System for Biorefinery

Editor: Ahlam Rais

RE Energy has plans to revive the operations at its acquired old biorefinery in Denmark. For this purpose, the company has appointed Valmet to rebuild the plant’s pretreatment system. Once the facility begins stable operations, it is expected to produce 2G bioethanol, lignin, and new innovative ingredients.

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RE Energy’s biorefinery in Kalundborg, Denmark.
RE Energy’s biorefinery in Kalundborg, Denmark.
(Source: RE Energy)

Espoo, Finland – 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.

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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.

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