Sustainable forestry is Sweden’s oil reserve. Despite the fact that we felled four times the amount of forest we had 100 years ago, today we have twice as much standing volume of forest. It is the result of planting two to three trees for each tree we cut down. And forestry has increased the quality, the trees are simply bigger.
The forest industry supplies raw materials to sawmills that supply the construction industry with building materials and to sulphate pulp mills that generate crude tall oil, CTO, which is SunPine’s raw material.
The sulphate pulp mill’s residual product crude tall oil is heated in SunPine’s unique factory process and out of that process come four chemical products – bio-oil, turpentine, resin and pine diesel – and a bonus, the residual product district heating.
SunPine’s tall diesel is delivered to Preem, which uses it to produce the world’s only Nordic Ecolabelled diesel, Preem Evolution Diesel. A diesel that has unique durable properties thanks to the pine diesel.