Silva Green Fuel
Silva Green Fuel AS, a company owned by Statkraft (51%) and Södra (49%) will build a demonstration plant with the objective of producing advanced (second generation) biofuel from forest feedstock. The plant will be located in Tofte in the Norwegian municipality of Hurum.
Construction will start in February next year and completion is scheduled for 2019. The purpose of the demonstration plant is to test technology for continuous production of advanced (second generation) biofuel that may directly replace current fossil fuels, as well as testing various types of raw materials. Initially, the plant will use feedstock from the forestry industry, but all biodegradable material may potentially be used.
The Danish-Canadian company Steeper Energy will deliver the technology.
Södra and Statkraft formed the joint venture company Silva Green Fuel AS in 2015 to establish future commercial production of advanced biofuel based on forest raw materials. The capacity of a full-scale production line will be between 100 and 150 million litres of biofuel each year. Initially, the product is intended for heavy road transport. However, the aim is to qualify the biofuel for use in the aviation industry.
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