Nordic Paper's pulp mill in Bäckhammar, Sweden, part of research project aimed at extracting oil from microalgae fertilized with carbon dioxide from paper mill, to be used as fuel including biodiesel or lubricant; waste can become biogas, pellets
, June 2, 2014 (Esmerk) – At the pulp mill in Bäckhammar in Värmland, attempts are made to extract oil from microalgae that can then be used as renewable fuel. The mill is part of a research project of three years, initiated bySP Technical Research Institute of Sweden (SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut), Nordic Paper Bäckhammar and The Paper Province among others, as reported in Swedish regional news programme SVT Värmlandsnytt. The microalgae is fertilised with carbon dioxide from the paper mill and, according to Värmlandsnytt, oil is then extracted and can be used as biodiesel or lubricant while the waste can become biogas or pellets. Susanne Ekendahl from SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden says that a larger production may be possible in 10 to 20 years.