The 24 million-euro capital boost is made up of a loan for 10 million euros arranged by Osuuspankki, together with the European Investment Bank and Finnvera; a grant of seven million euros from the ELY Centre for Southern Savonia; and a seven million-euro investment from three private investors in Eastern Finland.
The plant will produce second-generation bio-oil from local, renewable and forest-based biomass. This can be used to fuel industrial and municipal electricity and heat production, replacing light and heavy fuel oil.
“The confidence shown by Finnish investors in the Lieksa biorefinery project is also an important signal for foreign investors interested in the opportunities created by Finland’s growing bioeconomy, including the construction of more biorefineries in the future,” says Invest in Finland senior advisor Helvi Väisänen.
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