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Valmet and Wilhelmina NV sign pact for TG2 Black Pellet Plant

 Wednesday, May 15, 2024

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Valmet and Wilhelmina NV sign pact for TG2 Black Pellet Plant

Valmet and Wilhelmina are thrilled to unveil their collaboration in engineering, dedicated to advancing the pioneering TG2 Black Pellet Plant in Kuantan, Malaysia.
The partnership between Wilhelmina and Valmet signifies a major step forward in the quest for sustainable energy solutions. Valmet’s groundbreaking Steam Explosion system, BioTracTM, honed over a decade from pilot to commercial scale, will be integral to the 15 tons per hour capacity TG2 Black Pellet Plant. This highlights a shared dedication to innovation and environmental responsibility.

Valmet’s BioTrac system is at the heart of the TG2 Plant and together with the unique TG2 Process, facilitating the conversion of any biomass agri waste materials, particularly those with high alkali salts, into homogenous TG2 Black Pellets. This environmentally sustainable pellet serves as a perfect drop-in replacement for coal, contributing to reducing CO2 and Methane emissions and thereby mitigating environmental impact.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with Valmet in pioneering the world’s first Steam Explosion TG2 Black Pellet Plant,” stated Barthold van Doorn and David Hiel, Co-founders of Wilhelmina.” This partnership signifies a shared vision to revolutionize the renewable energy landscape, harnessing innovative technologies to address global challenges and turning them into ESG focused impactful opportunities.”

Valmet’s proficiency and cutting-edge solutions perfectly complement Wilhelmina’s mission to implement sustainable energy solutions throughout Southeast Asia and beyond. Collaboratively, the two companies are positioned to achieve a groundbreaking milestone in the region, paving the way for future initiatives.

“The collaboration with Wilhelmina started in 2019 and in the same year a successful trial was performed in our BioTrac pilot facility in Sundsvall, Sweden. The dedication by the whole Wilhelmina team was noticeable already from the start! Since then they have worked through demonstration phase and are now ready for commercial deployment. We are excited to engage with Wilhelmina and to support this groundbreaking initiative” commented Mattias Erixon, Manager Sales Biomass Conversion at Valmet. “Our collaboration underscores our commitment to driving environmental innovations and leveraging our expertise to address evolving energy needs.”

The strategic collaboration between Wilhelmina and Valmet exemplifies a shared dedication to environmental sustainability, technological innovation, and collaborative partnerships. Through this engagement, the companies aim to redefine the future of renewable energy and pave the way for a greener, more sustainable world.

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