GFN and sustainability

Green Fuel Nordic’s mission is to offer a lucrative and local alternative to fossil fuels. We are a frontrunner in refining second-generation liquid biofuels.

Profitable

Profitability is prerequisite for long-term business. By offering a competitive, local and sustainable alternative to fossil fuels, we are helping to build an economically and ecologically sustainable future for our customers and for society.

At the same time, we ensure the competitiveness and profitability of our operations. They are prerequisites also for the continuous development of our operations.

Local

Being local means that we engage in distributed energy production. Our production facilities are located close to the biofuel raw materials and end users.

By locating the production facilities close to the raw materials, we can reduce transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions. The feedstock for one biorefinery unit is acquired from a radius of about 100 - 150 kilometers.

Being local results in ecological benefits as well as jobs and well-being in the communities where we have operations. We want to be a good, local corporate citizen and a valued neighbor.

Responsible alternative

Liquid biofuel produced from renewable forest biomass can be used to replace fossil fuels in energy production, for instance. This promotes the realization of Finland’s long-term climate and energy strategy in which the target is to increase the share of renewable energy to 38% of all energy production by 2020. Studies indicate that replacing fossil fuels with bio-oil reduces the carbon footprint by 70-90% during the life cycle.

Additionally, liquid biofuel refined primarily from local forest biomass strengthens Finland’s energy self-sufficiency and security of supply.

Green Fuel Nordic aims for transparency throughout its value-added chain by developing comprehensive reporting tools and by engaging in an open dialogue with stakeholders.

Renewable raw material

Finland’s sustainably managed and widely certified forests grow more than 100 million cubic meters per year. Industry uses about 50 million cubic meters of wood annually. Sustainable use would enable a significantly higher volume of wood to be used, i.e. industrial utilization of 70–75 million cubic meters annually.

The raw material Green Fuel Nordic uses for bio-oil is renewable biomass directly from forests or in the form of wood-based by-products of sawmills and the pulp industry. Bio-oil refined using pyrolysis technology is a second-generation liquid biofuel that doesn’t use any raw materials from the food chain.

Bio-oil production is a new and sustainable refining path to put the yield of our forests to good use. This is particularly significant in the communities hit by structural changes in the conventional forest industry and where the forest has always been a significant source of jobs and income.

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