Solvay and Suzano Papel e Celulose to build hydrogen peroxide plant in Brazil
Solvay and affiliate Peroxidos do Brasil and have agreed to build an integrated hydrogen peroxide production plant at Suzano Papel e Celulose's pulp mill site in Brazil.
The proposed facility in Imperatriz city in the Brazilian state of Maranhão will use Solvay's myH2O2 technology that has been developed for installation at remote customer premises.
Under the terms, Suzano will deliver hydrogen feed-stock, utilities and site services for the facility.
Suzano Papel e Celulose CEO Walter Schalka said: "We believe that this technology will help us to be more competitive and efficient, as it will allow us to reduce costs in the purchase of an important input that we bought from another state.
"The forecast volume includes our increased capacity, which will be implemented in 2017."
The hydrogen peroxide produced at the plant will be used for pulp bleaching.
The facility in Imperatriz will be managed from Solvay's peroxides plant in Curitiba.
The myH2O2 units with production capacities ranging between 5kt and 20kt every year, limit H2O2 truck supplies and reuse the hydrogen already available from other production processes on the customer's site, reducing the impact on environment.
Solvay Peroxides Global Business Unit president Georges Crauser said: "Solvay's first myH2O2 agreement shows the unmatched scope of our hydrogen peroxide technology capabilities, ranging from building and operating these small satellite units to mega units with a capacity exceeding 300kt per year.
"The unique and flexible myH2O2 units save logistics needs, reuse resources that are readily available on-site and thereby substantially benefit the environment."
Solvay is currently in talks with customers at remote locations across the world for installation of its satellite myH2O2 plants.
Image: Solvay's myH2O2 technology has been developed for installation at remote customer premises. Photo: © Solvay.