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 

 

  • Metsä Fibre and Econia to cooperate in prevention of grey economy in large-scale Kemi and Rauma projects

    Etiketter: Woodfuels
    Metsä Fibre and Econia have made agreements on consulting services related to contractor liability matters and the prevention of the grey economy in the Kemi bioproduct mill project and the Rauma sawmill project in Finland. The agreement took effect immediately and in full in the Rauma sawmill project, while the preliminary agreement concerning the Kemi bioproduct mill project is conditional on the investment decision. / Metsä Fibre
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  • Project engineering for Metsä Group’s bioproduct mill in Kemi to begin in August 2020

    Etiketter: Woodfuels
    The project engineering for Metsä Fibre’s bioproduct mill project in Kemi, Finland will start at the beginning of August 2020. This means the detailed engineering of the mill’s technology, civil construction, MEI installations and commissioning, as well as preparation for the project’s construction phase. The engineering work will be carried out in cooperation with the selected four main implementation partners: Valmet, ABB, AFRY and Fimpec. / Metsä Fibre
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  • Second-phase preparatory work to begin at Metsä Group’s bioproduct mill in Kemi

    Etiketter: Woodfuels
    Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, has completed the first-phase preparatory work as part of the pre-engineering of the Kemi bioproduct mill in the Kemi mill area on schedule in January. The second phase will begin in early April. The purpose of the preparatory work is to enable the construction of the mill and a smooth start for the related earthworks. The investment decision will be made earliest at the autumn 2020, and the construction of the mill is expected to begin right after that. / Metsä
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  • Ground broken for Sweden’s historic first pyrolysis oil plant for biofuel

    Etiketter: Woodfuels
    On the 23rd of March the first ground was broken for Pyrocell’s plant at Setra’s Kastet sawmill in Gävle. Pyrocell will be manufacturing non-fossil pyrolysis oil as a raw material for producing renewable fuel. “This will make the company an important link in the value chain from the Swedish forest to consumers’ fuel tanks,” says Pyrocell Chairman Pontus Friberg. / Setra
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  • Metsä Group’s bioproduct mill in Äänekoski won Mill of the Future Award at 2020 PPI Awards

    Etiketter: Woodfuels
    Metsä Fibre’s bioproduct mill in Äänekoski was one of the winners at the 2020 Pulp & Paper Industry (PPI) Awards in Lisbon. Metsä Fibre is part of Metsä Group. The bioproduct mill won the Mill of the Future Award. In this category, the mill was evaluated based on the implementation of modern and innovative solutions that improved efficiency, production and environmental performance, for example. / Metsä Fibre
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  • EIA process concerning the Kemi bioproduct mill concluded

    Etiketter: Woodfuels
    The Lapland ELY Centre (Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment) issued its reasoned conclusion on the EIA report concerning the Kemi bioproduct mill of Metsä Fibre on 6 March 2020, thereby concluding the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). The ELY Centre, serving as the responsible authority, deems the report to be adequate in terms of its quality and to meet the content requirements pursuant to the Environmental Impact Assessment Act. / Metsä Fibre
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  • OrganoClick's biocomposite OrganoComp® nominated to the award "Biocomposite of the Year 2019"

    Etiketter: Woodfuels
    OrganoClick's biocomposite OrganoComp® is one out of six selected biocomposite materials that has been nominated as "Biocomposite of the Year 2019". The winner will be chosen during the Biocomposites conference in Cologne Nov 14-15 2019, hosted by the Nova Institut. / OrganoClick
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  • Slowdown in woodchips impacts the Green Triangle

    Etiketter: Woodfuels
    A predicted slowdown in the export woodchip market is having an impact on the Green Triangle economy with reports of lay-offs and cuts in operating hours in harvesting and haulage sectors. / Timberbiz
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  • Metsä Fibre files environmental permit application concerning Kemi bioproduct mill

    Etiketter: Woodfuels
    Metsä Fibre has on 20 September 2019, filed the environmental permit application concerning the Kemi bioproduct mill with the Regional State Administrative Agency for Northern Finland. / Metsä Fibre
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  • 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
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