Valmet LignoBoost, with a capacity of around 350 TPA, is adapted both for hardwood and softwood kraft lignin extraction. The Mercer LignoBoost XSTM plant is fully automated and is designed for safe and easy operation.
August 4, 2022
Mercer Rosenthal has ordered a LignoBoost XSTM plant from Valmet for its Lignin Center in Thuringia, Germany. The plant will extract kraft lignin from pulp mill black liquor. The extracted lignin will be used for developing various bio-based materials, which can replace fossil raw materials. The order is included in Valmet’s orders received for the second quarter of 2022.
Speaking about the investment, Mr. Wolfram Ridder, Vice President Business Development, Mercer International Inc., says, “Mercer is investigating lignin utilisation for bio-based products as one of the alternate pathways towards utilisation of side streams beyond biomass energy. With Valmet’s Lignoboost pilot plant installation on-site, Mercer Rosenthal will further build its solid lignin knowledge and will allow partnerships for product development.”
In the words of Ms. Hanna Karlsson, Manager for Ash and LignoBoost Technology, Valmet, “LignoBoost XS™ has been developed for customers who want to enter the lignin business and start the production in smaller scale to enable full scale application development with future lignin customers. The plant offers Mercer the possibility to study different lignin qualities and their use in value-adding products.”
The scope of the order includes a demonstration-scale lignin extraction plant, LignoBoost XS™ with a capacity of around 350 TPA. It is a module-based installation enabling streamlined engineering and faster delivery.
The Mercer LignoBoost XS™ plant is adapted both for hardwood and softwood kraft lignin extraction. The plant is fully automated and is designed for safe and easy operation.