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Liquid forest

In our ambition to not let any raw material go to waste, bio products are an important part of our offer. Södra’s biomethanol, tall oil and turpentine all come from the same sustainably managed forests as our pulp and wood products. It’s Swedish forest, in liquid form. 


When we produce pulp for paper and textiles, we also produce biomethanol from wood raw material. Biomethanol is both a renewable fuel for the future and an important platform chemical. Södra’s large investments in industrial production are now helping biomethanol become a real alternative to fossil solutions. 

Tall oil

Without compromising on quality, uses or performance, our tall oil is a renewable alternative to many chemical and fossil-based substances. Fuels, detergents and cosmetics are some of the product groups where tall oil makes a climate-smart difference. 


Turpentine has been used as a paint thinner for hundreds of years. Today, we are still finding new possibilities for this classic bio product. Our turpentine is efficiently produced and in stable volumes, providing security for the customers. And the raw material, from sustainably managed forests, is equally reliable and long-term. 

Making the most of the opportunities 

Bioproducts play a crucial role in the transition to climate-smart materials. We are proud that our liquid forest products are already used in many different industries, for numerous applications. While their most important mission is to replace fossil materials, our bioproducts can also help make processes and end products meet various environmental certifications. 

New opportunities to use biomethanol, tall oil and turpentine are constantly emerging. By investing in research and development we make sure that the solutions can also be used in large-scale, rational production. 

Our bioproducts are manufactured at the factories where we also manufacture wood products and pulp. Thus, biomethanol, tall oil and turpentine contribute to a responsible utilisation of our raw material, where no part of the tree is wasted. 

We are proud to have been awarded a gold medal from EcoVadis for two consecutive years. When EcoVadis evaluate companies, they take every aspect of sustainability into account. A gold medal means that we rank among the top players in our field in terms of social and environmental sustainability. 

Renewable solutions based on reality

In addition to delivering large volumes of bio products, Södra also provides support and advice when you want to create sustainable products or make your manufacturing more climate-smart. By leaning on our own research and knowledge, along with many years of experience, the solutions are realistic and ready to be turned into industrial production. 

The world’s first large-scale biomethanol factory 

With the Swedish forest behind us, in solid and liquid form, we keep on working for a better future. Our investment in large-scale production of biomethanol at our mill in Mönsterås is a good example. The factory is the world’s first of its kind, and we can now produce larger volumes of biomethanol than anyone has ever managed before. 

Let’s find the solutions together 

We manufacture biomethanol, tall oil and turpentine in large volumes, with reliable and long-term supply for our customers. With bio products we can also help you find new solutions that are efficient and climate-smart. If you want to know more about our bio products and what a collaboration with Södra can mean, please feel free to contact us. 

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