Billerud is exploring the possibilities of Bio-CCS
The Paris agreement not only mandates a steep reduction in greenhouse gas emissions but also requires permanent carbon removals. Billerud is exploring Carbon Capture and Storage from bioenergy (bio-CCS) as a way to address this challenge.
With bio-CCS it is possible to capture carbon dioxide emissions generated by our production facilities, originating from renewable materials, and store them permanently underground, creating carbon sinks. Implementing this at our facilities in Sweden can contribute to as much as 50% of Sweden's 2045 permanent carbon removals target.
For us as a company, this is important. We can be part of solving one of our time's biggest challenges and limiting global warming while making our processes even more sustainable, as well as helping other businesses where reducing carbon dioxide emissions is significantly more difficult.
How bio-CCS works
Our processes are based on renewable raw materials that are part of a circular economy. Carbon dioxide is captured as the forest grows, and we process the forest into renewable products and energy. The carbon dioxide produced during energy use can be captured, collected, and stored in the bedrock or under the seabed. This creates so-called carbon sinks.