Creating the future for wood industry
Nine European companies have come together for the SWEETWOODS project to revolutionize the wood industry. Our goal is to reduce global dependence on fossil energy sources and change the understanding of wood processing.
Traditional wood industry is focused on a certain end product while using by-products for low value energy solutions. Our game-changing technology will convert over 90% of the hardwood into usable high-value biomaterials and bioproducts. This breakthrough enables us to produce a variety of products and establish novel bio-based value chains with low ecological footprint.
We believe that almost everything that is made from oil today could alternatively be made from wood in the future.
With the SWEETWOODS project, we are establishing a first-of-a-kind wood fractionation demo plant in Estonia that uses sustainable hardwood biomass as raw input material. We aim to demonstrate for the first time, on an industrial scale, how novel pre-treatment technology in combination with innovative enzymatic solutions will provide sugar recovery levels of over 90% and exceptionally high-quality lignin.