Damberg on SunPine’s work: “Incredibly important”
Growth, jobs – and a green transition. Minister Mikael Damberg lavishes praise on Sunpine’s work and investment.
“This is incredibly important for Sweden,” he says.
It’s been almost two months since SunPine broke the news that it will invest SEK 250 million in a new plant. An investment which, according to Minister for Enterprise and Innovation Mikael Damberg, is important for Sweden.
“SunPine’s plant is already unique in the world, and now they’re expanding big time. It shows that it’s possible to make a difference, and being run from here in Piteå, it means a great deal,” says Mikael Damberg.
What does this kind of investment mean?
“It creates jobs up here, both short term and permanent,” he says.
“However, the positive spin-offs from the investment are far bigger than that,” he explains. “A new plant also means growth in the municipality and the region, while meeting government environmental objectives.”
“This – i.e. the green diesel SunPine makes – is essential if we’re to manage the green transition that the people of Sweden are determined to pursue. But in addition to fostering a climate friendly society, it also creates innovation.”
When it comes to innovation, Damberg equates SunPine with giants like Spotify and LKAB.
“It’s awesome to see so much innovation coming out of northern Sweden,” he says and continues:
“We’re sitting on a gold mine in the form of our Swedish forests, and using them and pine trees like this to meet transport needs is incredibly important for Sweden. Sustainability and innovation walking hand in hand.”