Fintoil’s new biorefinery is a “textbook example” of how a modern company should operate resource-efficiently in the circular economy
Early 2021 the Finnish bioneering company Fintoil Oy announced its decision to invest around EUR 100 million in the construction of a new crude tall oil (CTO) biorefinery in the Port of Hamina-Kotka, Finland. The 200,000 tonnes-per-annum plant has recently been granted environmental and construction permits. Once operational, by estimate in the summer of 2022, it will be the world’s third-largest CTO biorefinery. In addition to crude fatty acid, the distillation process separates rosin, pitch, sterol pitch, and turpentine, which are sold for further refinement to clients in the chemicals, foodstuffs and pharmaceuticals industries.
The 3rd largest
CTO fractionation facility in the world.
200,000 tonnes CTO
reduction in CO2 emissions, which equals roughly one percent of Finland's total emissions.
3 challenges Fintoil wanted to solve:
1. CTO fractionation plant efficiency and cost effectivity
Build the most modern and efficient CTO fractionation plant on the planet.
2. One-stop Partner
Find a one-stop partner that is able to deliver the technology as well as the plant, allowing Fintoil’s team to focus on business development.
3. Create sustainable feedstock for advanced biofuels
Create innovative and cost-competitive CTO-based products meeting the sustainable feedstock requirements for advanced biofuels in the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive (RED II).
Neste Engineering Solutions Oy (NES) is a well-recognized company in the CTO industry. NES is delivering a license for its NEXPINUSTM technology, process design package (PDP), basic engineering, EPCM services, automation solution and proprietary equipment for the new Fintoil Hamina Oy plant.