The pursuit of producing a green and climate-smart fuel from forest residue is moving fast. Several efforts are being made to develop new methods of converting lignin from the forest into fuel for our vehicles. Vetandets värld P1 from Swedish radio describes the current situation and opportunities for the fuel production of the future.
Sweden is committed to reducing the vehicle park’s carbon dioxide emissions by 70 % by 2030. The fuel industry is looking for new products to replace fossile crude oil and lignin from forest residue, which was previously regarded as a troublesome by-product from the pulp and paper industry, is now an interesting and potential raw material.