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Chempolis and Yinge to partner

The biorefinery will use wheat straw as its main fuel source
The biorefinery will use wheat straw as its main fuel source

Technology provider Chempolis and producer of non-wood papers Henan Yinge Industrial Investment Co. are looking to partner for the construction of a biorefinery in China.

The two companies signed a frame agreement on 21 January to build the facility in Luohe, Henan province.

The biorefinery is to be based on Chempolis' formicofib technology, using wheat straw as a raw material. It will produce 160,000 tonnes of non-wood papermaking fibres and biochemicals a year.

The project is expected to cost in the region of €30 million, of which Yinge will invest €22.5 million and Chempolis invests €7.5 million.

Pasi Rousu, president of Chempolis Asia Pacific, says: 'For Chempolis, cooperation with a top non-wood papermaking company in China is a desired foundation for the biorefining joint venture.'

The biorefinery will use wheat straw as its main fuel source