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MEDIA INVITATION: Get an up-date on advanced biofuels – for aviation, maritime and road transport

Welcome to Advanced Biofuels Conference in Gothenburg 18 – 20 September.

Fueling with biofuel at Swedish airport. Photo: BRA

Fueling with biofuel at Swedish airport. Photo: BRA

In the Swedish and global debate, biofuels for aviation and maritime applications, as well as for road transport, is a highly contentious issue.

Many say that the potentials are insufficient, that the climate benefits are limited, or that the price will be too high, particularly for aviation fuels.

Many question if it is possible to produce enough sustainable biofuels for these purposes.

We believe that this pessimistic view is wrong. In fact, we currently see a broad take-off for advanced biofuel, not least in the Nordic countries. Here are some examples of investments and projects under way in Sweden related to the forest industry:

  • Biodiesel from tall oil. Sunpine in Piteå in northern Sweden is investing 250 million Swedish kronor in new capacity for 50 000 cubic metres of tall oil diesel, cooperating with Preem. Forest industry company SCA will invest 500 million Swedish kronor for 100 000 cubic metres of tall oil diesel in a cooperation with St1 refinery in Gothenburg to produce tall oil diesel as HVO biodiesel.
  • Methanol from woodSödra, the forest industry company will build its first plant for upgrading methanol to fuel quality at the Mönsterås pulp mill with 5 000 cubic metres per year. More such investments may follow.
  • Pyrolysis of biomassSetra will build a pyrolysis plant at the Setra saw mill in Gävle, in a cooperation with Preem to further refine the biocrude to high-value biofuels. Preem will invest in further expansion in capacity at its Gothenburg oil refinery to produce HVO biodiesel and have formed a cooperation with Fortum and Valmet for pyrolysis liquids production.
  • Bioliquids from ligninAt the Vallvik pulp mill of Rottneros, the technology developer Renfuel will produce Lignol, a lignin-based biocrude using organic catalysis, which Preem will further refine to high-value biofuels.

To get in-depth knowledge on the developments, join us at the Advanced Biofuels Conference in Gothenburg 18 – 20 September.

Among the international experts are speakers from companies like LanzaTech, Air France/KLM, Unica, REG, QuantaFuels, Neste and UPM.

The conference is opened with a session on global resources, political stragies and visions.

Study tours will be made to St1 refinery in Gothenburg, with big plans for more HVO production, and Södra Cell Värö pulp mill, a big producer of bioenergy.

To the complete programme and registration (free for media).

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