Äänekoski bioproduct mill

Project Aim

To build and then start operating a mill entity utilising northern wood as the main raw material. The bioproduct mill is a platform enabling production of several bioproducts.


A conventional mill producing wood-based pulp as the main product generates several other co-products like crude tall oil, turpentine, power and steam. The bioproduct mill was designed and executed as an entity which produces several other co-products in addition. Such new co-products include product gas, sulphuric acid, bio-gas and bio-fuel pellets. Future co-products could include textile fibres and new packaging materials. Also, the bioproduct mill sells CO2 to a neighbouring company that converts it to a pigment.

Investment: 1200.00 Million
Year of investment / Project duration: 2015-2017
Country(ies) of investment: Finland
Region of investment: Central Finland
Employment created: 1,500
Bio-based feedstock(s) utilised: Wood (birch, pine, spruce)