Valmet signs its first Performance Agreement within the 2G bioethanol segment with Meliora Bio ApS in Denmark

Mar 6, 2023

Valmet recently signed its first Performance Agreement within the second-generation bioethanol segment, with Meliora Bio ApS in Kalundborg, Denmark. The scope of the agreement includes services to support the customer during operations and maintenance shutdowns and covers the reactor feeding and discharge of Meliora Bio’s bioethanol and C-5 sugar production.

This is an important order for Valmet since it’s opening up a new service segment outside our traditional pulp, paper, and energy segments. We are very happy to partner up with Meliora Bio, helping them to develop their operation, and providing them with maintenance services and spare parts to maintain production with high availability,” says Mikael Fröberg, Service Agreement Manager, EMEA Pulp Services, Valmet.

The Valmet pre-treatment system is essential for the stable operation of the factory, and we are pleased to corporate with Valmet to have access to their know-how on maintenance planning and fast access to critical spare parts,” says Henrik Maimann, Managing Director at Meliora Bio ApS.

Details about Valmet’s delivery

Valmet’s agreement covers the equipment for reactor feeding and discharge of Meliora Bio’s second-generation bioethanol and C-5 sugar production. Services such as process evaluations, connectivity, Valmet Performance Center for active expert support, condition assessment of mechanical equipment, spare part recommendations, safety stock, and training​ are also included. The agreement extends to 2025, with an option to be further extended. The order was included in Valmet’s orders received of the third quarter 2022. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

Valmet’s service agreements are tailored to meet customers’ needs. Through long-term close collaboration, partnership, and right combination of services, we help customers to secure sustainable results and reaching agreed targets.

Information about Meliora Bio ApS

Meliora Bio is a modern state-of-the-art biorefinery, that uses upcycled wheat straw for the production of bioethanol, prebiotics, and lignin. The refinery was built in 2009, and since 2020 it has been a part of Karsten Ree Holding. After years of inactivity, the plant is being brought back to life to produce advanced, second-generation bioethanol and innovative food ingredients. Meliora Bio is aiming for the lowest possible CO2 footprint with minimum use of energy and water, whilst reducing production waste to zero. The company is located in Kalundborg, Denmark, and employs around 35 people.

For further information, please contact:

Mikael Fröberg,
Service Agreement Manager
EMEA Pulp Services, Valmet
tel. +4660165740

Anders Edsand,
Senior Product Engineer Agreements
Maintenance Specialist, Services, Valmet
tel. +4631501205

Image: Meliora Bio ApS