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Kährs Group builds wood pellet plant in Sweden

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Major Swedish manufacturer of wood flooring and PVC-free resilient flooring, Kährs Group is constructing a wood pellet plant in Nybro, Sweden. The plant is to be located right by its existing site and aims to be operational by the end of 2018.

The pellet plant is to produce a product more advanced than Kährs current wood powder biofuel and one that will offer “vast” environmental benefits. It plans to do this by offering a standardised pellet product, one that will be widely available for more users who are demanding fossil free fuels.     

A long-term agreement with Ekman & Co has been signed that has made it responsible for selling all pellets produced by Kährs, as well as handling plant logistics and storage. Ekman & Co are a leading and respected global operator in biomass, paper trading and bioenergy market.

Christer Persson, President and CEO of Kährs Group states, “We are proud of making this investment to build this facility, which is completely in line with Kährs sustainability profile. By further refining the wood fuel raw material to pellets we increase usability, while giving more opportunities to use the environmentally sustainable fuel option. We also look very positive on the cooperation with Ekman that through its experience and expertise will bring valuable knowledge of trading in bioenergy.”