Stora Enso plans to invest in the Ala sawmill’s pellet production in Sweden, as part of its strategy to improve the wood products and give them higher value, alongside with integrated production.
The investment will be made in renewing the boiler at Ala sawmill and to start pellet production during the second quarter of 2017. Stora Enso will invest around 16 million euros and it will allow the company to turn the sawdust, a by-product at the sawmill, into wood pellets.
Moreover, the Finnish group will invest another 10 million euros to renew the boiler they have at Honkalahti Sawmill, in Finland. This investment is planned to reduce costs and improve the performance the mill has on the environment.