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New technologies – future use of wood

07-06-2018

What will we use wood for in the future? Technology and economy is pushing the limits for new use of wood fiber as the two recent news illustrate:


 

On 4 June, StoraEnso opened a new facility in Halmstad, Sweden for production of wood-based bio-composites. The factory represents and investment of 12 million EUR by StoraEnso into the production of composites under the name Durasense where up to 60% of the plastic is replaced by wood fibers. According to StoraEnso, the bio-composite lowers the carbon footprint of the product with up to 80% vs. virgin polymers.


 

Around the same time, Aalborg University and the company Steeper Energy announced that they have overcome a major obstacle in the refining of liquid biofuel based on the company’s Hydrothermal Liquefaction (HTL) technology.

According to Aaborg University, the process will convert 1 ton of wood (e.g. from tree tops and branches collected after harvest) to 700 liter of biofuel for the transport sector. Steeper Energy is part of Silva Green Fuel, a Norwegian-Swedish joint venture, to construct a 50,6 million EUR industrial scale demonstration plant at the former pulp mill in Tofte, Norway.


 

Innovation is growing in the forest. It's not only a place where trees grow – it's where new ideas are taking root (quote StoraEnso).      


 

 
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