The new technological line for production of wooden pellets has been launched in a special ceremony at Lesosibirsky LDK No. 1 (Segezha Group, part of Sistema JSFC) at the end of the year 2018.
The presentation ceremony was attended by Аleksandr Uss, Governor of Krasnoyarsk region, Mikhail Shamolin, Chairman of the Board of Segezha Group, and other heads of the region and the company.
The capacity of the new enterprise is 70,000 tons of ready pellets in a year, which will be exported all over Europe, but the designed solution allows to increase the output volume by nearly 1.5 times.
The investments into the pellet production facility amounted to RUB 816.6 million.
A month after the factory first started in “test mode”, the first batch, 120 containers, was loaded with approximately 2400 tonnes of pellets for European customers.
Biofuel production is one of the key areas of the Segezha Group in Ecology and Environmental Protection. The launch of a new factory allows the company to use wood processing resources to the fullest extent, providing handling of sawing by-product and processing it into biofuel and heat energy.