BIOREFINERY
– NATURE’S GIFTS

Europe’s premier biorefinery based on wood raw materials is in Domsjö. Here renewable wood raw materials are converted into various green products with a very diverse scope of use.

Biorefinery

Our products are then refined by our customers and used in areas such as the textile industry, the manufacture of medicine, foodstuffs, paints, fuel, construction materials and hygiene products. The meaning of the biorefinery concept is to utilise as much as possible of the raw materials’ constituent parts and produce a variety of products, to make more out of the tree.

Raw materials from the biorefinery are used to produce many different products:

  • Textiles
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Foodstuffs
  • Paints
  • Fuel
  • Construction materials
  • Hygiene Products

In Sweden we have a long tradition of farming and cultivating our forests, which makes us something of a forest-industrial pioneer in the world. Making use of forest land in the best way to maximise the value of the product streams is what the ideas around the biorefinery are all about, a natural step forward for the Swedish forestry and processing industries. The forest has great potential and we want to manage and develop it in a sustainable manner.
Biorefinery

 

AN ADVANCED BIOREFINERY

Already today Domsjö Development area is an advanced biorefinery. The various product streams are processed in the area into high quality special products with many uses such as viscose production, chemicals, fuels, paints and construction materials. Environmental issues are important in the biorefinery and great environmental consideration is taken throughout all production.

The various companies utilise each others’ process streams and also cooperate within the areas of energy supplies, purification plants and other infrastructure issues. The biorefinery can be further developed and is thus also a future concept, but here at Domsjö we have already made considerable progress in this field.