KaiCell might build pulp mill in Paltamo, Finland

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KaiCell Fibers Ltd announces that it will move ahead with a feasibility study and environmental impact assessment for the development of a biorefinery (pulp mill) in Paltamo, the Kainuu region of Finland.

KaiCell noted that after an extensive study it selected the “industrially proficient” municipality of Paltamo due to rail and major roads connecting Paltamo to the Finnish west coast ports, and the airport in Kajaani being only thirty minutes away by car. The mill site covers 178 hectares.

According to KaiCell, a modern pulp mill would “add significant value to the Kainuu region's harvestable softwood resources by processing softwood into bio-products with broad international market appeal.”