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Jästbolaget reduces its environmental footprint

Jästbolaget has now replaced fossil fuel oil with environmentally friendly bio-oil: the oil supplier (at left) and Jonas Zetterman from Jästbolaget.

Jästbolaget has now replaced fossil fuel oil with environmentally friendly bio-oil: the oil supplier (at left) and Jonas Zetterman from Jästbolaget.

By switching to renewable energy, Jästbolaget has reduced its CO2 emissions by an impressive 96 per cent.

The Swedish Orkla Food Ingredients company Jästbolaget has now replaced fossil fuel oil with environmentally friendly bio-oil. In doing so, it has reduced its CO2 impact on the environment by approximately 96 per cent, equivalent to close to 3,500 tonnes less CO2. At the same time, Jästbolaget is saving around SEK 3 million* per year.

”Liquid biofuel is attractive for several reasons. Its price is substantially lower that that of fuel oil, the investment cost is relatively low and the environmental benefit is substantial,” explains Project Manager Lars-Göran Edemar at Jästbolaget.

Mr Edemar has been responsible for developing this initiative, which was given the green light in August/September 2015.

”By adapting the burners and replacing pipelines and tanks, we can now burn liquid bio-oil. The investment of SEK 2.9 million gives us annual savings of around SEK 3 million*,” says Lars-Göran Edemar.

Jästbolaget consumed around 1,200 m3 fossil fuel oil per year, generating 3,600 tonnes of CO2 emissions. Switching to bio-oil cuts greenhouse gas emissions by 96 per cent. The reduction has been calculated using a method developed by the EU.

* Based on current oil prices

Orkla’s environmental sustainability pledge:

Orkla strives to minimise its environmental footprint by ensuring that the Group’s activities and products are not harmful to the environment. Read more about the Group’s goals up to 2020 in Orkla’s Annual Report 2015, which for the first time includes Orkla’s Sustainability Report.

Jästbolaget

  • is part of the Orkla Food Ingredients family 
  • has 55 employees and an annual turnover of around SEK 170 million.
  • is market leader for yeast, with an annual production volume of 20 000 tonnes