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Valmet wins order from PRAJ Industries

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Valmet will deliver a biomass pretreatment system to PRAJ Industries for their second-generation biorefinery project, which is under execution in India.

The delivery is planned for next year. The order was included in Valmet’s orders received for 3Q19. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

PRAJ is progressing on the execution of the first batch of four second-generation integrated biorefinery projects in India, contracted by major oil marketing companies.

“We are very proud to play an important role in the transition away from fossil fuel, that is happening also in India. For many years, Valmet has focused on developing technologies for the emerging biotechnologies. We look forward to continue the excellent collaboration with PRAJ and we believe the second-generation ethanol demand will increase in Asia and worldwide,” said Tomas Jonsson, Sales Manager, Biomass Conversion Technology Unit, Pulp and Energy, Valmet.

The scope of Valmet’s supply includes one biomass pretreatment system. Valmet’s concept is developed from its experience in pulping and fibreboard, which has been applied to meet the new biomass processing requirements. The technology suits the initial hydrolysis step of bioethanol production. With this technology, waste material such as rice straw can be utilised to produce climate friendly biofuels.

This is Valmet’s first commercial sized order in Asia for second-generation ethanol and the first delivery to PRAJ. Valmet will deliver machinery, engineering and site services, mainly from Sweden and India.

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