To break biomass to cellulose and lignin requires very special technology, hydrolysis technology. All biomass can be braked down, and every biomass has its own particular amount of cellulose and lignin in its structure. The amount of cellulose relates to final yield of 2-g ethanol from the process. Wood is a difficult raw-material due to its hard structure. However, wood is very good raw material in bioconversion process, due to its very high cellulose concentration. BioEnergo’s raw material is planned to be softwood, pine and spruce. Within the industry wood is not a preferred raw material. An exception is Sekab E- Technology in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden. Sekab has a 24/7 operating demo-plant, active already over 10 years and dedicated to softwood as raw material. Sekab and BioEnergo signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) 01.07.2019 to evaluate the potential use of Sekab technology, CelluAPP technology, in BioEnergo’s bioconversion project at Pori. The discussion will continue to achieve mutually acceptable final and binding agreements of co-operation. ‘We have co-operated with Sekab already many years’, says Timo Saini, chairman of BioEnergo. ‘Sekab is almost our neighbour, on the other side of Nordic Bay, and it is really dedicated to wood as raw material’, adds Timo Saini very positively. Because BioEnergo has been able to test the process in Sekab’s demo-plant, it can concentrate on building a commercial scale factory, first of its kind of this size in the world. ‘Sekab’s CelluAPP technology fits perfectly to BioEnergo’s needs’, says md of Sekab E-Technology Monica Normark. ‘Sekab’s demo-plant has been producing 2-g ethanol from the wood daily already over 10 years’, continues Normark proudly.

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