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Climate impact of carbon efficient forest-based value chains

This project explores the use of forest residues and industrial side streams to replace fossil fuels and reduce the climate impact of the energy sector. The project evaluates the effect of increased carbon efficiency in value chains for sawmills, pulp mills and biorefineries, with regard to cost and climate emissions.

Biomass can be used as a feedstock for producing renewable fuels and chemicals. The project investigates how forest residues and industrial side-streams can effectively support the phase-out of fossil fuels and mitigate climate change in the energy sector and society. Today’s production technology leads to material losses by carbon dioxide process emissions. The objective is to evaluate the climate impact of carbon-efficient value chains, including measures such as electrification and carbon capture and storage, within both existing forest industries and new biorefineries. The project will employ climate impact assessments and techno-economic analysis to provide decision-makers with a comprehensive understanding of the climate and cost implications of these resource efficient forest value chains. The goal is to support decision-making processes regarding the role of forest biomass in transforming and growing the bioeconomy in fields such as R&D, policy-making, and investments.


Project name

Carbon-efficient forest value chains




Västra Götaland Region

RISE role in project

Project manager

Project start


15 months

Total budget

1.5 MSEK


Chalmers tekniska högskola


Energimyndigheten, Bio+

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Project members

Supports the UN sustainability goals

13. Climate action
Olivia Cintas Sanchez

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Olivia Cintas Sanchez


+46 10 516 55 49

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