Woodfuels

Biofuels is the largest energy source in Sweden
Biofuels have come to be the largest source of energy in Sweden. The Swedish use of bioenergy has increased from 40 TWh/year in the 1970s to around 140 TWh today. In 2009, bioenergy surpassed oil as the leading energy source for the Swedish energy consumption. The same year, the total use of bioenergy was more than the use of electricity from hydropower and nuclear power together. 

 

Forests provide the largest share of biomass for energy use
Most of the bioenergy supplied to the Swedish energy system originates in the forest, and is referred to as wood fuels. Wood fuels can be categorized into three main groups, depending on precedent use: forest fuels; energy forest, and recycled wood fuel.

 

Forest fuel is wood fuel which has had no previous use. Tops and branches of trees as well as low quality wood, inadequate for use in saw- or pulp mills, are examples of this. Energy forest is wood planted with energy generation as the only purpose. Recycled wood fuel is wood fuels that have been used in other processes than energy generation, for example recycled construction wood. 

 

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Svebio (Swedish Bioenergy Association) – facts about bioenergy use in Sweden 

 

  • Press invitation: Sweden’s Role in Growing Global Wood-based Bioenergy

    Etiketter: Woodfuels
    Welcome to a seminar, panel discussion and networking lunch regarding the value of forestry in terms of energy supply. The approach will be global but with a special focus on Swedish innovation, sustainability capabilities and future potential in North America. / SkogsElmia
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  • Sveaskog Becomes Part Owner of SunCarbon AB - Plans for Renewable Lignin Oil Plant

    Etiketter: Woodfuels
    Sveaskog becomes part owner of SunCarbon AB, which developed a technology for producing lignin oil from the pulp mill's black liquor. Lignin is a renewable residual product from cellulose production at pulp mills that can replace products based on fossil raw materials. / Sveaskog
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  • Welcome to Circular & Biobased Economy Conference

    Etiketter: Woodfuels
    We would like to invite you to the conference BIOBASE in Piteå, Sweden, on 10th - 12th of June 2019. Follow us on a journey towards a circular and biobased society and how we can mitigate climate change to make Europe prosperous. / Circular & Biobased Economy Conference
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  • Wood-based UPM BioVerno diesel reduces tailpipe emissions

    Etiketter: Woodfuels
    The latest results from the off-road vehicle test carried out at Vuosaari Harbour, Helsinki, confirm that renewable UPM BioVerno diesel reduces tailpipe emissions. The test in the Vuosaari Harbour focused on measuring the tailpipe emissions of a Volvo wheel loader. Both the nitrogen oxide and particle emissions were around 10% less when compared to a fossil reference fuel. / Globel Newswire
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  • Norske Skog to invest $7m in NZ

    Etiketter: Woodfuels
    The Norske Skog group has decided to invest about AUD$7 million to upgrade the Nature’s Flame wood pellets facility in New Zealand to more than double its annual production capacity to 85,000 tonnes. The increased production capacity will be commissioned in the fourth quarter of 2019. / Timberbiz
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  • Pellets are a growth opportunity for Australia

    Etiketter: Woodfuels
    Wood pellets, which can play a big role in cutting carbon dioxide when used in pulverised coal power stations, are a growing export opportunity for Australia, according to Australia’s peak wood researcher. Wood pellet exports are increasing and their future looks bright, says Forest & Wood Products Australia, despite exports being dominated by woodchips. / Timberbiz
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  • Svebio becomes partner of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition

    Etiketter: Woodfuels
    Svebio has joined the international initiative Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition as a strategic partner. CPLC promotes the pricing of carbon dioxide emissions in countries, regions and companies internationally. Svebio encourages other Swedish actors to participate in the global work to put a price on climate-harmful emissions by introducting carbon taxes or emission trading. / Svebio
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  • The Swedish Energy Agency grants Södra´s feasibility study on sustainable aviation fuel production

    Etiketter: Woodfuels
    In May 2018, Södra together with strategic partners signed a letter of intent regarding a feasibility study on local sustainable aviation fuel production in Småland, Sweden. Today the Swedish Energy Agency announced that the application has been granted, which means that the study goes from word to action. / Södra
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  • Advanced biofuels recognised as a fast-track option for transport decarbonisation

    Etiketter: Woodfuels
    European institutions have come to an initial agreement on the revised Renewable Energy Directive. UPM Biofuels welcomes the agreement as it creates an obligatory advanced biofuel blending mandate in all EU Member States starting at 0.2% in 2022, double counted, and rising to 3.5% in 2030. / Globenewswire
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  • Södra enters unique partnership for greener air travel

    Etiketter: Woodfuels
    Södra has signed a letter of intent with KLM to conduct a joint feasibility study to examine the possibility of producing green jet fuel. In parallel, Södra will become the first company in Sweden to join KLM’s Corporate Biofuel Programme, with the aim of supporting growth in demand for fossil-fuel-free alternatives in the aviation sector. / Södra
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