When you boil an egg in the morning the energy you use could be supplied on a green tariff by Södra. And when you take your morning shower, the heat for the water could be provided by waste process energy from a nearby Södra plant. The road outside your house could even be lit at night by electricity generated from biofuel.
The forest has been an important source of energy for mankind for thousands of years – ever since we learned to control fire. This is still true today. Södra is also a driving force behind development efforts to make more efficient use of energy from the forest. The raw materials that Södra’s industrial operations are unable to use for making sawn timber goods or paper pulp are used instead as biofuel. Customers are mainly heating plants and industry.
Because electricity is generated and used more efficiently at Södra’s plants it means that a greater share of green electricity can be supplied to the open market.
Even forest felling operations make a direct contribution to biofuel production. During felling, a growing proportion of the waste products are recovered. Södra also produces energy from peat bogs.