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Elementis and Nevel partner up at Sotkamo Talc Concentration Plant

October 6, 2022
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An innovative electrification solution is set to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at the processing plant to close to zero.

Elementis and Finnish energy infrastructure company Nevel have come to an agreement on the electrification of the Elementis talc drying process in Sotkamo, Finland.

The solution eliminates the last large source of greenhouse gas emissions at the processing plant, by replacing heavy fuel oil with clean electricity. As a result, annual carbon-dioxide emissions will be reduced by an estimated 5,800 tons.

The co-operation supports Elementis targets to reduce climate impact and reach carbon neutrality, while further reducing the carbon footprint of refined talc products.

Implementation will take place in two separate stages. The first replaces heavy fuel oil with cleaner LPG and the plans for the second stage include switching over to clean electricity. The project starts in December 2022 and electrification is anticipated to take place late 2023. Nevel is responsible for implementation and equipment maintenance and Elementis for operation of the equipment.

“This partnership supports Elementis’ continued investment in production and operations in response to market demand changes and sustainable business ambitions”, says Director of Operations Jari Pajunen from Elementis.

More information
​​​​​​​Hanna Viita
Director, Sustainability and Communications, Nevel
Phone: +358 40 167 1755

About Nevel
Nevel is a utility infrastructure company offering advanced industrial and municipal infrastructure solutions that are fit-for-purpose and future-proof. Nevel operates more than 130 energy production sites and manages over 40 district heating networks. The company has an annual turnover of EUR 100 M, and employs 150 experts in Finland, Sweden, and Estonia. Committed to a climate positive future, we drive societal impact by co-creating local circular economies and driving transformation to CO2 emission free energy production.