As the renewable materials company, Stora Enso is constantly aiming to push the boundaries of sustainability. Sometimes, finding the most innovative sustainable solutions calls for partnering with like-minded experts.To help you reach green targets and decrease your footprint, we have partnered with energy company Gasum to establish a biogas plant at Nymölla paper mill in Sweden. The plant, that is built and operated by Gasum, is converting residue from the mill’s process water into liquefied biogas (LBG) – a renewable fuel, mainly used for heavy-duty vehicles. The gas from this plant will fuel more than 200 average long-haul lorries for a whole year, while reducing their greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90% compared to diesel.
Some people and organizations argue that old forests are more sustainable than new ones, no matter how responsible the forestry and harvesting. That any company who uses wood for its products is causing a major negative impact on our climate – when it comes to reduction of carbon emissions and the biodiversity of our forests. But it’s not a black and white question. As a matter of fact, there are several upsides to harvesting and managing forests to get a hold of the remarkable, renewable raw material called wood.
Alongside Gasum’s biogas plant at Nymölla mill, another sustainable initiative is in the making. All over the world, the demand for sustainable textile fibers is growing and the new facility is a demonstration plant for TreeToTextile, owned by Stora Enso, H&M Group, Inter IKEA Group, and LSCS Invest.
Gasum’s biogas plant at Nymölla Mill is now producing liquefied biogas (LBG) at full speed. We created an icon that communicates the benefits in a clear way; how we manage to, not only make use of residue from the process of turning wood into paper, but also make way for a fossil free future.