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Tall diesel

Tall diesel – a unique forest product

We use crude tall oil, a residual product from Kraft pulp mills, as the raw material when processing our unique tall diesel, which Preem turns into the world’s only Nordic Swan eco-labelled diesel.

In Sweden, we have a long-term perspective on sustainable forestry. During its 70-year lifecycle we know that the forest absorbs most carbon dioxide when it is between 20–40 years old, and for every tree felled, two or three new ones are planted. We use crude tall oil, a residual product from Kraft pulp mills, as the raw material when processing our unique tall diesel, which Preem turns into the world’s only Nordic Swan eco-labelled diesel.

The tall oil we use is a residual product from the pulp industry and our energy efficient process turns it into unique tall diesel – a product that is sold to Sweden’s motorists via Preem as the only Nordic Swan eco-labelled diesel. Today, we produce 100 million liters of tall diesel and we have plans to expand. In terms of positive climate impact, today’s production reduces fossil CO2 emissions by 250,000 tonnes per year, or in simpler terms, the equivalent to the emissions from 200 000 vehicles every year.

SunPine produces around 105,000,000 liters of tall diesel per year.

Safety

Safety is always in focus at SunPine and we work actively to build Sweden’s safest workplace. Below you will find the safety data that applies to our raw tall diesel.

Safety data sheet for raw tall diesel

FAQ - Tall diesel

Tall diesel is a sustainable and clean fuel that comes from the forest. SunPine uses the sulphate pulp mill’s residual crude tall oil as a raw material when we process our unique tall diesel. Via Preem, the product reaches customers as Evolution diesel, the market’s first Swan-labeled diesel.

Tall diesel from SunPine comes from tall oil, part of the residual product black liquor in sulphate pulp mills. It needs further processing at Preem to remove sulfur, nitrogen and oxygen. This is done via a catalytic process in the presence of hydrogen, hydrogenation, which gives tall diesel similar properties to fossil diesel. Tall diesel is the collective name for all tall oil components that fit in the diesel specification.

Tall diesel is always mixed with fossil diesel. In Sweden, you can use Preem’s Evolution diesel for driving, which consists of up to 50% tall diesel. Evolution diesel works in all cars, new and old, and gives the same effect as fossil diesel. Tall oil is the raw material with the best climate benefit, according to a report from the Swedish Energy Agency. HVO (hydrogenated vegetable oil) from tall oil reduces emissions by 89 percent.

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