Our biorefinery in Tartas, France, includes a 140,000t capacity specialty cellulose production plant, the world leader in high purity celluloses for the ethers market segment. It can produce the highest viscosity of wood cellulose in the world. It also generates and markets 20 MW of green electricity on the French grid and a range of bioproducts, particularly lignosulfonates, tall oil soaps, and alkaline lignin.
This industrial plant employs more than 325 people and contributes significantly to the development of the local economy by being one of the most important industrial actors. Furthermore, it is located in the heart of the Landes pine forest, the largest sustainably managed forest in Europe.