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Jakob Liedberg, CEO, Cinis Fertilizer
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Unique bio-based industry is established Köpmanholmen

17 December 2021, 11:05

Cinis Fertilizer intends to establish a new facility at the dockyard in Köpmanholmen south of Örnsköldsvik. The planned investment is approximately SEK 550 million and will mean almost 50 new jobs. The business utilizes and processes residual products in the paper and pulp industry.

.Cini's Fertilizer 30,000 m² plant will be the first in the world to collect a residual product from the pulp industry and convert it into a circular and fossil-free requirement-approved mineral fertilizer. The facility is expected to be completed in 2023.

- We have had a long and very good collaboration with Cinis Fertilizer, says Gunnar Westin, business developer at Processum. On the one hand, we have been able to help with verification and development of the process and also worked further together within the framework of Bizmaker's accelerator program Forest Business Accelerator, where Cinis Fertilizer was one of the companies that was closest to commercialization. Compared to the processes that already exist for the production of this fertilizer, this is much milder and also contributes to making the pulp industry even more environmentally friendly. It creates a double environmental benefit.

Sebastian Arnehed, business developer Örnsköldsvik municipality also highlights the environmental benefits that Cinis Fertilizer's operations can contribute with.

- The municipality of Örnsköldsvik has for almost two years worked together with Cinis Fertilizer to enable their establishment in Örnsköldsvik and Köpmanholmen. Their planned business is in line with the type of business that we believe is part of the future. Utilizing existing residual streams from the pulp industry in our immediate area, and also contributing to a better environment, both locally and globally.

- We see great opportunities here, an establishment of our facility in Köpmanholmen gives us great advantages to approach the many mills that are located along the coast. Thanks to a very good dialogue and good cooperation with the municipality, which is now continuing, we see great potential for growth of our business on site, says Jakob Liedberg, CEO of Cinis Fertilizer.

The port's strategic location with access to good storage space means efficient and good conditions for using transport by sea.

- To be able to offer Köpmanholmen as a place for their establishment, where the land has been cleaned up and prepared with the aim of being able to accommodate new businesses, feels very satisfactory. That it is an industry that does great environmental benefit and will mainly use the port for its transports is also a very big part of why we see this as a very good establishment in this place, says Sebastian.

During the spring, the establishment work will enter the next phase, where issues such as environmental permits and design will be investigated. Dialogue and consultation will also take place with nearby residents as well as interest groups and other authorities.

On Örnsköldsvik Municipality's website you can read more about Cinis Fertilizer's establishment and in P4 Västernorrland Jakob Liedberg tells more about the plans.

Gunnar Westin
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