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Essity celebrates major milestone after switching to biogas

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Swedish hygiene and health company Essity is the first in the world to produce tissue paper on a large scale without fossil-based CO2 emissions.

Working with Gasum, Essity’s Edet Bruk tissue production facility in Lilla Edet successfully switched from natural gas to biogas, reducing CO2 emissions to zero under normal operations. The Edet Bruk mill produces Essity products under brand names such as Tork and Lotus.

Gasum delivered the first liquefied biogas to its customer at the end of March last year during a trial period. Just nine months later, Essity is celebrating this significant sustainability achievement. With Gasum’s help, the plant will reduce fossil CO2 emissions by around 9,000 tonnes annually.

“As one of the largest biogas producers in the Nordic countries, we are very excited to be part of Essity’s transition,” said Tommy Mattila, vice-president, industry, at Gasum.

“Working together at the forefront of sustainable energy solutions generates experiences and lessons that can be used to accelerate the transition for other industries as well.

“By continuing our investments in increasing biogas production, we will be able to help more actors in the industry, maritime, and transport sectors to take the steps needed to become carbon neutral.”