Head of Project Sales
Laitex’s material handling system supports green revolution as part of a bio-oil refinery in Lieksa, Finland. The system comprises all material handling from reception to feed to the dryer.
Green Fuel Nordic Oy’s production plant obtains its 100% renewable forest-based raw materials in the immediate vicinity of the plant. The material is refined locally into high-quality bio-oil, which can later be exploited in various industries, such as transport and plastics.
The project included material reception, screening, sorting, storing, and feeding systems. As a full scope solution, the delivery also included equipment erection and commissioning, electrification, and automation management together with three years’ service agreement.
Customized material handling system had to be able to process and sort various kinds of biomaterials. The bio-refinery utilizes mainly sawdust from the local sawmill as a raw material, but also for example tree crowns. These materials would be considered as waste, but now being used as a valuable material with zero carbon footprint.
“Laitex’s strategic mission is to keep the customer’s development flow swift and to promote a cleaner future. Lieksa’s bio-oil refinery fully fulfilled both goals.”, says CEO of Laitex Oy Lasse Kurronen.