Now the jointly owned biorefinery for biofuel has opened

The jointly owned biorefinery, owned by SCA and St1, is now inaugurated. When fully operational in Gothenburg, the refinery will contribute an annual production of around 200,000 tons of renewable fuel.

Mikael Källgren, Business Area Manager for Renewable Energy at SCA, notes that the inauguration marks a new milestone for SCA. The facility is the first where SCA produces renewable vehicle fuel, and SCA’s share in the facility is 25 percent. The partnership and production at the facility also mean that SCA’s pulp mills will be able to supply tall oil, a by-product from pulp production, for further processing at the new factory. The factory has undergone a start-up phase since the beginning of the year and has now commenced operations to produce sustainable aviation fuels (SAF), biodiesel (HVO), bio-naphtha, and bio-LPG. The inauguration of the refinery in Gothenburg also marks the culmination of a long process where an idea and vision have transformed into a state-of-the-art facility.

“It is a historic step for SCA’s renewable energy business, and the partnership with St1 gives us the opportunity to create additional value and more climate benefit from each tree. By refining our tall oil, which is a by-product from the company’s pulp mills, we become even more resource-efficient and contribute to society’s better conditions for transitioning traffic. SCA’s climate benefit is already around 13 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalents today, compensating for approximately a quarter of the country’s territorial emissions, and we are convinced that this factory can help increase our positive contribution,” says Mikael Källgren.

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