PROSPERITY AND SUSTENANCE
Top-grade products from thinning wood
Bioproducts for global market with Finnish knowhow. Prosperity to Finland, resolutions for ecological problems. › Read more...
Saves the natural resources
Use the wood like Lappish man the reindeer. Skillfully take advantage of all. › Read more...
Benefits for locals
The work for a thousand. Orders for companies. Buyer for the thinning wood. › Read more...
Environmentally friendly manner
Using the best available technology safe for the environment. › Read more...
Realisation of the Government program
Implementation of all of the Government's program core bio-economy and clean-tech priorities.
The bio-refinery is aligned with Finland's national strategy, as it supports all of the core projects in the Government's program focus areas within the bio-economy and clean-tech.
The vitality and self-sufficiency of Lapland and north-eastern Finland are strengthened, thanks to the ways the bio-refinery can Enhance local skills, the management of forestry resources and regional infrastructure.
Benefits to forests, people and business
Maintains and improves the quality of the forests while increasing their use. Brings jobs and vitality to the region. Shows the way to success for all of Finland.
A profitable investment
Rapid yield, with start-up already in 2021
Pre-existing infrastructure, functional logistics ready, wood supply is plentiful and close by. State and locals support. Products whose demand is growing worldwide.
The total value of the biorefinery investment is EUR 950 million, with a repayment period of less than ten years. According to the plan, the investment decision will be made in beginning of 2019, and the refinery will be built during 2019–20. The refinery will start operations in 2021.
Locals reap the benefits
The biorefinery sources its raw materials from the vicinity and employs local people and companies.
The refinery brings money to Kemijärvi, safeguarding the welfare of the people and the level of the services. The locals are thus able to reap the benefits. Employment improves in Lapland, Kemijärvi and neighboring areas. After the construction phase has ended, work is available in, for example, raw material deliveries from the forest to the refinery, services, commerce, and infrastructure maintenance.
The key objective is to ensure the biorefinery investment in Kemijärvi
The City of Kemijärvi wants to ensure that Kemijärvi gets the biorefinery, because it will create one thousand jobs, among other things. For this reason, the city has become a shareholder in Bioref Boreal Oy. It is sensible to invest city funds in a private company, because it increases the likelihood of the biorefinery becoming a reality.
The board and operative management are responsible for the company's operations.
Heikki Nivala, Chairman, CEO
Timo E. Korva, Vice Chairman
Pekka Koskenranta, Member
Carl Johan Krigström, Member, CEO Silvi Industries Management S.a r.l
Jari Polvi, Member, CEO Kemijärven Kehitys Oy
Harri Ruopsa, Member, Member of the city council
The number of people at the Boreal Bioref’s office nearly doubled in the spring when summer employees Essi Kanniainen and Tiina Nyyssönen started their summer job at the office. However, the young women would not describe their summer job as just office work. Read more... ›
Heikki Nivala, the CEO of Boreal Bioref Ltd, was chosen as the Happiness Ambassador 2018 on 30 June in “The Day of Happiness” event in Kemijärvi. Read more... ›
In conjunction with the Chinese presidential visit to Finland, China CAMC Engineering Co., Ltd. (CAMCE) and Boreal Bioref Oy have today signed a mutually binding EPC contract (engineering, procurement, construction). Read more... ›