Capturing carbon at Stora Enso Skutskär unit – on the way to climate positive production

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Stora Enso's Skutskär biomaterials production site in Sweden is a leader in both innovation and sustainability

Their focus goes beyond just producing fluff pulp for hygiene products; they're also pioneering ways to minimize their environmental impact.

For five years, Skutskär has impressively relied solely on biofuels for all their energy needs. Now, they're taking the next step towards climate-positive operations with a pilot program for capturing biogenic CO2 emissions from this very biofuel production. This pilot is the first of its kind, with CO2 capturing equipment installed directly in a pulp production recovery boiler.

This pilot is part of the EU-funded ACCSESS project, which aims to develop cost-effective, large-scale CO2 capture and storage technology. This technology is crucial for reaching net-zero emissions and mitigating climate change.

"We're excited to be part of ACCSESS," says Christer Nordstrand, Director of the Skutskär site. Their role is to test the carbon capture equipment and assess its potential to further reduce their environmental footprint. While long-term storage or use of the captured carbon is outside the scope of this project, Skutskär is focusing on perfecting the capture and integration process.

With a target of 100% regenerative products and solutions by 2050, Stora Enso is a leader in sustainable practices. Skutskär's biomaterials production site is a prime example, paving the way for carbon-negative products and a greener future.