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Integration of the electro-fuel concept in pulp and paper industry

This project aims at mapping the possibilities of the pulp & paper industry to interact with the electricity market, as well as analyzing how the electro-fuel concept could fit into the Swedish pulp & paper industry. The analysis is based on today´s situation and different future scenarios.

Aim and goal

To map the possibilities for the pulp and paper industry to interact with the electricity market and to analyze how the electro-fuel concept can fit into the pulp and paper industry.

Challenge

To balance the renewable future electricity system, to increase the production of renewable fuels/chemicals, to increase the industry´s competitiveness.

Solution

By controlling existing demanding processes and introducing new ones, such as the electro-fuel concept (also called power-to-gas), in various industrial sectors, such as pulp and paper industry, potentially renewable resources of intermittent electricity production could potentially be maximized, while creating CO2 sinks and increasing the production of renewable substances (fuel/chemicals).

Effect

Support for strategy for the pulp and paper industry's ability to act on a more volatile electricity market while reducing the need for fossil substances (fuels/chemicals). The results will also form the basis of a map of different biorefinery concepts. Project results are also expected to be applicable and of value to other industries that in different ways need renewable hydrogen and possibly oxygen and / or have high CO and / or CO2 emissions, e.g. biogas, cement, chemical, power or steel industry. The result will also be important for RISE's strategy work to determine the benefits in supporting experimental development and demonstration in Sweden and / or in collaboration with foreign research and development actors.


Summary

Project name

eFuPP

Status

Active

RISE role in project

Project manager/coordinator and principal performers

Project start

Duration

2018-21-31

Total budget

1400 000 SEK

Partner

RISE, Södra, BillerudKorsnäs, AkzoNobel Pulp and Performance Chemicals

Funders

The project is funded by Södra, BillerudKorsnäs, AkzoNobel Pulp and Performance Chemicals and the Swedish Energy Agency

The UN sustainable development goals

9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure

External press

Anna-Karin Jannasch

Contact person

Anna-Karin Jannasch

Senior Forskare

+46 10 516 57 41
anna-karin.jannasch@ri.se

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