EXILVA objectives

The objectives of the Exilva project stretches over the entire value chain. By constructing and running the world’s first MFC plant, Borregaard want to secure both environmental and economic incentives for advanced market segments so that European industries have the tools to produce better and more sustainable products. In addition,  the goal is to secure creation of European jobs throughout the value chain.


  • Successful technology transfer from the pilot plant to the flagship plant.
  • Optimization of the full scale process.
  • Reach a stable production of at least 1000 tons MFC per year of sufficient quality.
  • A flagship unit capital intensity of: 33 million € /2000 tons of MFC.
  • Mutual economic benefits between biomass industry and advanced market segments by supplying high performance MFC for an array of applications.
  • Low CO2 footprint of MFC as a substitute product in marketable applications and a low CO2 footprint during MFC manufacturing (compared to main competitor process)
  • Creation of direct and indirect jobs throughout the entire value chain