Many products are made from materials originating from oil (petroleum) and other fossil resources. Testfakta Bio-based is a new environmental certification scheme, designed to encourage more consumers to opt for bio-based alternatives to conventional products. This helps to reduce climate impact and, in the long term, bring about a fossil-free society.
Many laundry detergents and fabric softeners are marketed as especially natural and sustainable. But some of these contain more fossil raw materials than ordinary laundry products, Testfakta’s analysis shows.
To meet the need for new, cleaner energy, novel research is now under way. It is about transforming marine algae into biomass. The goal is to use this biomass for energy and in production of various materials, such as plastic.
The Swedish Energy Agency has approved funding for a preparatory study on testing of aviation jet fuel based on Swedish forest waste products. This prestudy is intended to facilitate, and minimise the risks of, the first commercial plant for production of biofuels for jet aviation, based on forest residues in Sweden.
Present-day adhesive and paint products are largely based on components of fossil origin. By basing more components on forest raw materials, future adhesive and paint can be made fossil-free. The purpose of the Adhesives and Paints project is to replace fossil components with bio-based solutions.
The biodiesel we pour into our fuel tanks often contains palm oil or residues from the palm-oil industry. This may ultimately result in higher carbon emissions than filling up with fossil fuels.