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New research: Paper fibre can be recycled 25 times

7 September, 2022

New research shows that paper fibre can be recycled 25 times with high quality. This is more than three times higher than previous estimates and means that the recycling value of paper packaging is much higher than the industry and consumers have previously known. Paper and cardboard are cornerstones of the Swedish forest-based bioeconomy, and…

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30 years of positive climate impact by the Swedish forest-based sector

8 July, 2022

The climate benefit of the Swedish forest-based industry has increased by 46 percent over the past 30 years. This has made a strong contribution to reducing Sweden’s total carbon emissions, while also benefitting other European countries, where about 65 percent of all Swedish forest-based products are consumed. The Swedish Forest Industries’ new report, The Climate…

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COWI and Swedish Biofuels to build factories for sustainable aviation fuel production

Swedish Biofuels and COWI have partnered up to supply the Swedish market with 400,000 tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Swedish Biofuels bases its technology on the ‘alcohol-to-jet’ (ATJ) method, which paves the way for complete elimination of fossil aviation fuel. The first production facility will be built close to Arlanda Airport, Stockholm, and the…

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Unique opportunity for companies contributing to the future of food

5 July, 2022

Now there is an opportunity for companies working with food innovation to become part of an accelerator programme that will help you to grow and to develop your business. The BioeconomyVentures project is looking for EU-based small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to take part in the programme, which includes training, networking, business-to-investor matchmaking and…

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Swedish-Norwegian study trip brought new perspectives to Europe

4 July, 2022

What happens when key players within digitalisation meet across countries and industries? Broadened views, new knowledge, valuable contacts, and spiring inspiration to apply in your own business. This became clear when a European delegation was invited to experience the cream of the crop of the Swedish and Norwegian forest industry. “I expected to make new…

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Sweden first in the world to 3D print one-piece bio-based kayak

A Swedish project is the first in the world to 3D print a full-size kayak in one piece. The kayak is made of recycled plastic and is reinforced with wood fibre from Swedish forests. 3D printing on an industrial scale is a relatively unexplored area. But now RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, kayak manufacturer Melker…

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Biobase Sweden AB closes second capitalization round at new evaluation of 25 million SEK

2 May, 2022

Biobase Sweden AB closes the second of three planned capitalization rounds of 4 million SEK at an evaluation of 25 million SEK pre-money. The round was oversubscribed. Biobase Sweden AB has an ambitious plan to grow the business both regionally and globally. Sales in Sweden is growing, and the company plans to introduce its products…

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The Academy as an important part of clustering and the green transition

26 April, 2022

Successful innovation and transformation are about multi-level collaboration. Between the private sector, academia, the public sector, and society at large. Therefore, higher education institutions such as Karlstad University are natural players in clusters such as Paper Province. Paper Province’s vision is to be the leading competence hub for the forest bioeconomy. Key elements to achieve…

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Discover innovative software for planning forest management

22 March, 2022

Paper Province in collaboration with the ROSEWODD4.0 network and project celebrates spring by taking a look at innovative software for planning forest management. Paper Province is an active partner in the ROSEWOOD4.0 network, that harnesses the most innovative digital solutions in forestry and drives knowledge transfer to connect multiple actors along the forest value chain…

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Stora Enso and Picadeli collaborate to make salad packaging more sustainable

28 February, 2022

Stora Enso and Picadeli, Europe’s leading take-away salad bar company, are introducing renewable formed fiber lids to replace single-use plastics in take-away packaging. The lids are made of PureFiber™ by Stora Enso, and they are plastic-free, recyclable, and biodegradable. The innovation will help Picadeli reduce approximately 120 tonnes of plastic waste annually. “Our strategic aim…

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