Orlen Południe has launched a pilot lactic acid installation at a cost of PLN 10 million

Orlen Południe - a subsidiary of PKN Orlen - has launched the first pilot plant in Poland for the production of ecological lactic acid using microorganisms in Trzebinia, PKN Orlen reported. The investment worth PLN 10 million after the completion of the pilot project is to be expanded, and the production of lactic acid will ultimately be increased to 5 thousand. tonnes per year, which will cover more than half of the national demand for this bio-product.

“We build competences in innovative areas, thus maximizing profits and strengthening competitive advantages. We were the first in Poland to start the production of lactic acid using microorganisms. We create a bio-product for which the global demand is systematically growing. The ecological investment carried out in Orlen Południe will bring us tangible business benefits and will be another important step in transforming the company into a modern biorefinery. It will also contribute to the achievement of the goals set in our strategy, aimed at achieving emissions neutrality of the Orlen Group by 2050, ”said President Daniel Obajtek, quoted in the press release.

Orlen Południe is a 100% subsidiary of PKN Orlen. The company's business activities focus on the main product segments related to the production and sale of biofuels and biocomponents, paraffins and solvents.

The PKN Orlen Group manages six refineries in Poland, the Czech Republic and Lithuania, and is also active in Poland and Canada. Its consolidated sales revenues reached PLN 131.5 billion in 2021. The company has been listed on the WSE since 1999.

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