PROSPERITY AND SUSTENANCE
FROM WOOD
 

 

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KEMIJÄRVI BIOREFINERY

Prosperity and sustenance from wood

Top-grade products from thinning wood

 Top-grade products from thinning wood

Bioproducts for global market with Finnish knowhow. Prosperity to Finland, resolutions for ecological problems. › Read more...

Luonnonvaroja säästäen /Saves the natural resources

Saves the natural resources

Use the wood like Lappish man the reindeer. Skillfully take advantage of all.  › Read more...

Benefits for locals

Benefits for locals

The work for a thousand. Orders for companies. Buyer for the thinning wood. › Read more...

Environmentally friedly manner

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.

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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.

  • Annual growth in Lapland 13 million m3 excl. protected areas
  • Half of the growth is in the less than 15 cm diameter categories
  • In recent years, market felling has amounted to less than 4 million m3
  • The situation is the same in both Lapland and Koillismaa
  • The biorefinery uses 2.8 million cubic metres of wood annually, part of which is sourced as wood chips from other production plants.

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A profitable investment

Rapid yield, with start-up already in 2020

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 2018, and the refinery will be built during 2018–19. The refinery will start operations in 2020.

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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.

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BOREAL BIOREF OY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE REFINERY PROJECT

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.

Board

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

 
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News

Designations

Designations

14.09.2017

Designations

Raimo Tuominen joins as Project Director, Nils Grafström appointed as adviser to the board. Read more... ›

BIO-REFINERY TOOK BIG STEPS TOWARDS THE REALISATION OF THE CONSTRUCTION

BIO-REFINERY TOOK BIG STEPS TOWARDS THE REALISATION OF THE CONSTRUCTION

05.04.2017

BIO-REFINERY TOOK BIG STEPS TOWARDS THE REALISATION OF THE CONSTRUCTION

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... ›

AN ADDITIONAL AGREEMENT HAVE SIGNED

AN ADDITIONAL AGREEMENT HAVE SIGNED

17.02.2017

AN ADDITIONAL AGREEMENT HAVE SIGNED

The President of CAMCE, Ms Luo Yan and Bioref’s Executive Chairman, Mr Heikki Nivala, have signed an additional agreement during this visit. Read more... ›

TELL US YOUR OPINION OF THE KEMIJÄRVI BIOREFINERY

14.09.2016

TELL US YOUR OPINION OF THE KEMIJÄRVI BIOREFINERY

Boreal Bioref Oy is planning a biorefinery in Kemijärvi, to be located in the Patokangas area to the north of the former Stora Enso pulp mill area. An EIA procedure has been initiated for the project in accordance with the Act on Environmental Impact Assessment Procedure (468/1994). Read more... ›


500,000 tons of bio materials and bio-chemicals per year

Basic products and innovative special products

Bioenergy
C5 and C6 sugars
Dissolved cellulose
Soil improvement substances
Microcrystalline cellulose, MCC
Pine oil and turpentine
Long fibre market pulp