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Biogas Facility to Turn Wastewater into Fuel for Transportation Market in Sweden

Stora Enso and energy company Gasum have signed a contract to build a biogas plant at Stora Enso’s Nymölla paper mill in Sweden. The plant, built and operated by Gasum, will turn the mill’s wastewater effluent into renewable energy for the transportation market.

Gasum plans to upgrade the biogas into renewable LNG and sell it as fuel for cars, buses, trucks, and ferries. The expected renewable LNG production of the plant will be the equivalent to the amount of fuel needed annually for more than 200 average long-haul trucks in Sweden.

“We are happy to be part of a project that will turn waste into valuable renewable energy,” says Michael Lindemann, Mill Director at Nymölla Mill. “For Stora Enso, substituting fossil-based fuels in our society with renewable solutions is a vital way to combat global warming.”