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. 

 

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

 

  • Work begins on building Europe’s first plant for pyrolysis oil at Setra Kastet

    Etiketter: Woodfuels
    Wood products company Setra and fuel company Preem are teaming up to produce pyrolysis oil from sawdust. The jointly owned company Pyrocell will manufacture raw material for the production of biofuels. Work is now beginning on construction of the plant alongside Setra’s Kastet sawmill in Gävle. / Setra
    Läs mer
  • Europe has the solutions for moving towards bioeconomy – the question is how to implement them

    Etiketter: Woodfuels
    The message from the European Bioeconomy Scene 2019 conference in Helsinki was that by now we have enough research and development to start upscaling bioeconomy. The most challenging task is, however, to engage the people at large, the consumers and the various European regions in the change. / Finnish Forest Association
    Läs mer
  • Preparatory work included to the pre-engineering project of Metsä Group’s bioproduct mill in Kemi begins in the mill area

    Etiketter: Woodfuels
    Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, will start the preparatory work as a part of the pre-engineering at the Kemi mill area during July 2019. Preparatory work means the cleaning and organisation of land areas and the demolition of buildings. / Metsä
    Läs mer
  • Bergs Timber acquires a company with wood pellet production located in Fågelfors, Sweden

    Etiketter: Woodfuels
    Bergs Timber AB (publ) has of today signed an agreement with AB Fogelfors Bruk to acquire all shares in Fågelfors Hyvleri AB. The agreement is based on the letter of intent published on May 8, 2019. The acquisition was completed and the shares in Fågelfors Hyvleri were taken over in conjunction with the signing of the agreement. Of the total purchase price, SEK 48 million, SEK 18 million is paid in newly issued shares. / Bergs Timber
    Läs mer
  • 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
    Läs mer
  • 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
    Läs mer
  • 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
    Läs mer
  • 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
    Läs mer
  • 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
    Läs mer
  • 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
    Läs mer

Pages