Joensuu CHP plant
In Finland the CHP plant Joensuu, completed in 1986, produces heat for the inhabitants of Joensuu and electricity. The main fuels of the power plant are wood and peat.
Our first bio-oil plant
95 % of the heat need in Joensuu is covered by CHP plant. Several heating stations cover the rest. Fortum's first bio-oil plant was integrated to Joensuu CHP in 2013. This fast pyrolysis technology-based bio-oil plant is first of its kind in the world on an industrial scale. Fortum Otso bio-oil is produced from wood-based raw materials like forest residues, wood chips and sawdust. Bio-oil can replace heavy or light fuel oil at heat plants or steam production. The uses biomass, peat and biogas as fuels.