Steam- Altia Corporation
The Rajamäki unit of Altia produces the Koskenkorva and Finlandia vodkas from the purest raw materials in the world. The production process utilises steam produced by Adven. Altia, the Finnish alcoholic beverage manufacturer, adopted a new wood chip furnace in 2002, replacing fossil fuels.
The environmental perspective was only one of the factors behind Altia's decision to build a new wood chip power plant at its Rajamäki unit. Altia also wanted to achieve financial benefits by outsourcing energy production and the related investments. Adven implemented the energy solution to meet the customer's needs and wishes. The plant is also operated and monitored by Adven.
The output power of the biofuel furnace supplied by MW Power is 11 MW, while the entire capacity of the plant is 27 MW. The primary fuel is wood chips, but an oil burner will start during peaks in demand and when back-up energy is required. The biofuel furnace is particularly designed to use fuel with up to 65% water content, but it can also efficiently utilise biofuels with water content as low as 15%.