Tag Archives: Äänekoski

Andritz to supply biomethanol purification plant for Veolia in Äänekoski, Finland

Andritz has received an order from Veolia Services Suomi, a Veolia Group company, to supply a biomethanol purification plant. The plant, which will be integrated into Metsä Fibre’s bioproduct mill in Äänekoski, Finland, refines the crude sulphate methanol generated in pulp production to obtain commercial-grade biomethanol. The biomethanol purification plant will be designed to produce […]

Metsä Group is planning to invest EUR 200 million in the construction of a Kerto LVL mill

Metsä Group is planning to construct a new Kerto® LVL mill on its expanding mill area in Äänekoski, Finland. The final decision on the investment, the value of which is approximately EUR 200 million, is pending the completion of a local detailed plan for the area. The new Kerto LVL mill is expected to use […]

Construction of Metsä Spring and Valmet’s demo plant for 3D fibre products progressing

Metsä Group’s innovation company Metsä Spring and Valmet are building a demo plant in Äänekoski. The plant will manufacture new 3D fiber products for food packaging and other purposes.   The demo plant reached its full height on 23 March 2021 with construction work proceeding as planned. The main equipment delivered by Valmet will be […]

Metsä Spring starts production at textile fibre plant

The demo plant in Äänekoski, Finland, owned and operated by MI Demo has now reached the stage where the first batch of product, i.e. wood-based textile fiber, has been produced. In late 2018, Metsä Group’s innovation company Metsä Spring and Japanese ITOCHU Corporation decided to establish a joint venture, MI Demo, and within the context of the JV, construct […]

Metsä Board Opens ‘Excellence Center’ in Finland to Accelerate Paperboard and Packaging Innovation

Growing consumption and demand for more sustainable packaging solutions requires innovation. To develop solutions for packaging today and into the future, Metsä Board has started up operations in its new Excellence Center at the unique bio-economy site in Äänekoski, Finland. The resources and capabilities will be shared across all of Metsä Board’s locations, including the […]

Metsä Fibre acquires a biogas plant in Äänekoski, Finland


Metsä Fibre and EcoEnergy SF have signed an agreement concerning the ownership of the biogas plant located in Metsä Group’s mill area in Äänekoski, Finland. Built by EcoEnergy SF, the biogas plant was started up in 2017. It produces biogas and biopellets from wood-based sludge generated by Metsä Fibre´s bioproduct mill in Äänekoski. “We are systematically expanding […]