Biofuel now largest power source in Sweden


Sweden extracts pyrolysis oil from wood to create synthetic fuel that now powers much of the country. Amazing, Sweden’s forest stock has increased despite the use of wood for biofuel.

Forest residue is the leading bioenergy source in Sweden, and bioenergy is the nation’s leading energy source. Since the 1970s when 70-80 percent of Sweden’s energy mix came from imported oil, the country has transformed its energy system to the point where oil is almost entirely a transport fuel, while bioenergy is used in district heating, industry and electricity production.