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 

 

  • Lignofuels 2013, 25-26 september, London

    Etiketter: Woodfuels
    ACI’s 4th Annual Lignofuels Summit will be taking place in London, UK on 25-26 September 2013. The two day conference will bring together key industry stakeholders to discuss ways of advancing biotechnologies for cost-competitive biorefineries in the face of political & economic uncertainty within the sector. / ACI
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  • Woodscape report on biofuels may be a lifeline

    Etiketter: Woodfuels
    Forest crown research institute Scion will launch its Woodscape report on the viability of generating biofuels from trees, a move that could throw a much needed financial lifeline to the sector. / Timberbiz
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  • Lohja bioenergy heating plant inaugurated

    Etiketter: Woodfuels
    Jari Koskinen, the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, inaugurated the new bioenergy heating plant in Lohja, Finland, on 7 January 2013. The plant, situated next to Metsä Group's Kerto mill in Lohja is significant for energy supply in the area as the plant produces a combined annual total of about 160,000 MWh of heat to the Lohja district heating network, and process steam to the Kerto mill of Metsä Wood, part of Metsä Group. / Metsä Group
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  • EU awards BillerudKorsnäs €31.4 million within framework of NER300 Programme

    Etiketter: Woodfuels
    The Commission has decided to finance commercially-viable and innovative production facilities to expand the use of renewable energy sources and reduce CO2emissions. BillerudKorsnäs’ project on the production of green oil from forestry residues has been allocated funds within the scope of this initiative. / BillerudKorsnäs
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  • Welcome to Lignofuels 2012

    Etiketter: Woodfuels
    ACI’s 3rd Annual Lignofuels Summit will be taking place in Stockholm, Sweden, on 26-27 September 2012. The two day conference will bring together key industry stakeholders to discuss ways of integrating processes and technologies for production of fuels from lignocellulosic feedstocks. In addition to the two day conference, during the afternoon of Tuesday 25th September a limited number of conference attendees will have the opportunity to attend an exclusive site visit to Chemrec’s BioDME plant as well as SunPine’s CTO plant.
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  • Registration open for World Bioenergy and World Pellets 2012

    Etiketter: Woodfuels
    World Pellets 2012 is the third major world event on pellets and other densified biomass fuels The last occasion was also in Jönköping where approximately 500 delegates gathered from all over the world. This time the conference is an integrated part of World Bioenergy 2012, which will give you excellent opportunities to network across borders. / World Bioenergy 2012
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  • Production of biofuel from forests will increase greenhouse emissions

    Etiketter: Woodfuels
    The largest and most comprehensive study yet done on the effect of biofuel production from West Coast forests has concluded that an emphasis on bioenergy would increase carbon dioxide emissions from these forests at least 14 percent, if .../ Checkbiotech
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  • Turning wood into oil, in two simple steps

    Etiketter: Woodfuels
    Efficiency and simplicity have long eluded renewable-fuel researchers, but a Maine scientist has developed a two-step process he says can make oil from the cellulose in wood fiber. / Reuters (engelska)
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  • Forestry sector lays the roots for a future in bioproducts

    Etiketter: Woodfuels
    When they look at a forest, most people see a source of paper, cardboard and lumber. But jet fuel? /CTV news
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  • Metso to deliver world’s largest biomass gasification plant to Vaskiluodon Voima in Vaasa

    Etiketter: Woodfuels
    The investment enables the replacement of coal with domestic wood-based renewable fuels and reduces carbon dioxide emissions /Metso press release
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